This year's NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Annual Spring Meeting will be held at the
Missouri University of Science and Technology on April 20-21, 2018. Please note that all
attending students are expected to be present throughout the entire meeting. Students who are not
able to attend both days should contact their campus Space Grant Affiliate/Associate Director for
further instructions as soon as possible. Schedule requests must be with regard to
unavoidable schedule conflicts only and must be approved by the Affiliate/Associate
Director and reported to the Consortium Program Manager, Dr. Stephen Haug,
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Monday, March 19th 2018.
Baymont Inn & Suites
1801 Martin Springs Drive
Rolla, Missouri 65401
Lodging for out-of- town attendees will be available at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Rolla. A
block of rooms is being held for our group, so individual direct reservations are not required.
Please indicate your lodging requirements/preferences on your registration form and your name
will be included on the rooming list. Hotel expenses for students will be covered directly by the
Consortium, but faculty and staff must pay for their own travel and lodging expenses. Group
check-in at the hotel will be held after the Friday afternoon presentations. Students and faculty
who have requested lodging arrangements and do not stay at the hotel without canceling 72
hours in advance will be billed for their portion of the room charges. Travel mileage for out-of-
town student drivers will be reimbursed by the Consortium by way of MS&T Travel Expense
Vouchers, which will be provided at the end of the meeting on Saturday. Note that due to budget
constraints, the Consortium is not able to reimburse students for travel meals. In order to help
keep meeting travel expenses to a minimum, please carpool when possible.
Parking permits for Friday will not be required for parking in the Visitor's Parking Lot (Lot V) adjacent
to the Havener Center. In the event that there are no spaces available in the Visitor's Parking Lot,
you may park in Lot H. Parking will be available in any non-handicapped
or unreserved spot in any campus lot on Saturday. Click Here for a Missouri S&T Campus Map
Meeting Event Schedule
MOSGC Executive Board Meeting
The Missouri Space Grant Consortium's Annual Spring Executive Board Meeting will take place
on Friday, April 20th , 2018, at 9:30 am in Toomey Hall Room 144.
This meeting is for MOSGC Board Members, their staff assistants, and invited guests only.
Check-in registration for the Annual Spring Meeting of the Missouri Space Grant Consortium
will begin at 11:00 am on Friday, April 20th, in the Carver/Turner Room on the second floor of
the Havener Center.
Friday Presentation Sessions
The general meeting introduction and orientation will begin at 12:15 pm, to be followed by
presentation sessions from 12:30 pm until 5:30 pm.
Group check-in for out-of- town attendees will take place at 6:00 pm at the Baymont Inn & Suites
(1801 Martin Springs Drive; Rolla, MO). Please do not attempt to check in to the hotel prior to
The MOSGC Annual Spring Banquet will take place from 7:30-9:30 pm on Friday night (seating
to begin at 7:00 pm) in St. Pat's A/B on the second floor of the Havener Center.
Each attendee is entitled to bring one guest to the banquet. For information
regarding additional banquet guests, please contact the Consortium Manager.
Poster set-up will begin at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 21st, 2018, in the Toomey Hall Atrium.
Saturday Presentation Sessions
On Saturday morning a short welcome and meeting orientation session will begin at 8:15 am in
Toomey Hall Room 199 followed by parallel presentation sessions in Rooms 199 and 140, and a
poster session in the Toomey Hall Atrium. A short closing session with travel voucher
distribution will follow in Room 199, with the meeting to adjourn at approximately 1:00 pm.
Please note that the Consortium would like to have all Missouri Space Grant supported students
and associated faculty members attend the entire meeting. One of the most essential aspects of
this conference is to promote the interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas between
students, and faculty, from the various MOSGC institutions. It is also important to provide an
active and complete audience for the presenters throughout all of the presentation sessions.
Student technical reports are due in to the Consortium Office no later than Monday, March 26th,
2018. Please refer to the "2018 NASA-MOSGC Author's Instructions" for complete report
All students receiving NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium support are invited to present
the results of their research work, or the status of their work-in- progress, at the MOSGC Annual
On-campus fellowship, scholarship, assistantship, and internship students are expected to give
podium presentations. Engineering design teams, scientific research groups, and NASA
Center/Corporate Summer Internship and Academy students are expected to present posters. The
presentation format may be changed with the consent of the student's Affiliate/Associate
Campus Director and notification to the Consortium Manager. Presenters and session facilitators
should wear normal business attire throughout the meeting.
Individual podium presentations will be scheduled for 10 minutes in length, including time for
questions and answers. A PC with MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat along with projector will
be available for presenters. Presenters should bring a 3" X 5" card containing a short
biographical outline to provide to their facilitator for their introduction. This information should
include, but is not limited to:
- Academic Level
- Field of Specialization
- Affiliate/Association Institution
- Advanced Education and/or Career Aspirations
- Title of Report
Please see "Ten Secrets to Giving a Good Scientific Talk" for some excellent advice for your presentation.
Poster presenters should come prepared to set up their posters before the meeting on Saturday
morning at 7:30 am in the Toomey Hall Atrium and must accompany their posters for questions
and answers during the poster presentation session.
Graduate Students will be selected to serve as session facilitators for each of the podium
presentation sessions. The facilitators will introduce each speaker and help presenters adhere to
the time schedule. Presenters should plan to meet with their session's facilitator at the beginning
of the break before their presentation session to load their presentations onto the computer,
provide their introductory biographical card, and clarify name pronunciations.
NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium Campus Contacts
Meeting Documents (click to retrieve)
2018 MOSGC Annual Spring Meeting Announcement
2018 NASA-MOSGC Author's Instructions
Ten Secrets to Giving a Good Scientific Talk
Missouri S&T Campus Map