Hawai‘i Statewide Science & Technology Committee
The mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) program is “to strengthen research and education in science and engineering throughout the United States.” The primary goals of EPSCoR are: (1) to stimulate sustainable improvements in the R&D capacity and competitiveness within the major research universities of the designated EPSCoR jurisdictions, and (2) to advance scientific and engineering capabilities in these jurisdictions for discovery, innovation, and overall knowledge-based prosperity.
The role of the Statewide Committee is to provide advice and guidance for the NSF EPSCoR program and the related programs of other federal agencies. It acts as an independent organization on behalf of the research, business and government interests of the State of Hawai‘i and promotes innovation and research and development as an enterprise and as an engine for economic diversification in Hawai‘i.
Whether it be the through the discovery of new treatments for disease or providing accurate information to state land managers, EPSCoR research touches people across the state. The unifying vision is to create a prosperous and sustainable Hawai‘i, respectful of Hawaiian culture, that is powered by innovations based on the latest transformative scientific ideas, with a diverse workforce among the most scientifically and technically competent in the world.