BUILDING ON A SOLID FOUNDATION:
RHODE ISLAND’S EPSCOR-IDEA PROGRAM

Box B-5
Rhode Island

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SOURCE: USGS

Population (2011): 1.05 M

Size: 1,214 sq mi

Gross State Production (FY 2011):$ 50091 M

Four-year Universities: there are several universities, the most prominent of which are private, such as Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design.

First year in the EPSCoR Program: 2004

Rhode Island’s eligibility to participate in EPSCoR and EPSCoR-like programs (the state first joined NSF EPSCoR in 2004) does not deny its considerable strengths in science and technology. The state boasts nationally recognized research in such fields as oceanography and marine science, public health and medicine, and advanced manufacturing. It has a well-educated and



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