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  1. Norfolk State University - MDITR Partnership Carl E. Bonner, Jr., Center for Materials Research,Norfolk State University, 700 Park Avenue, Norfolk VA 23504cebonner@nsu.edu(757) 823-2097 STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  2. Range of Collaborations • Potential for collaborative project within STC-MDITR- Georgia Tech, University of Arizona, University of Washington • PREM Purdue University, Cornell University • Visits to collaborator’s lab • Summer at partner institution • Semester at partner institution • Multiple research advisors STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  3. Research Outcomes • Presentations at regional, national and international conferences: • Optical Society of America • American Chemical Society • The International Society for Optical Engineering • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Eng. • National Society of Black Physicists • Publications at peer-reviewed journals • 85 in the last 5 years, ~ 4/faculty member • J. Optical Society of America • Physical Review • J. Applied Physics • Appl. Phys. Lett. • J. Modern Optics • Chemistry of Materials • Applied Surface Physics STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  4. Research and Education @ The CMR STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  5. Objectives of the Partnership • Facilitate institutional change to enhance research and educational capabilities • Facilitate integration of Research and Education across disciplines • Broaden student experience and integration of students into the STC and wider community of science STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  6. STC partnership with MDITR 3 formal components • Seed grant funding for research • Photovoltaic materials and devices - flexible with high efficiency • Support for development of Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering at NSU • additional course development and implementation • Video conferencing and live onsite lectures from STC faculty • Faculty development and faciltated institutional change • Sabbatical leave for faculty and hosting of faculty student teams • Administrator Discussion groups for Deans and VPAA • Participation in state approval process STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  7. STC partnership with MDITR • Informal components • GPAC Graduate and Post-doc advisory council • Center wide student and postdoc voice • COACHe workshops • International internship opportunities • GEM-STC partnerships • Feedback on diversity from HBCU STC Broadening Participation Workshop

  8. Outcomes • Hosting of Future Tech workshop, November 2006 • Ph.D. in Materials Science • A 3 year process that began in 2003 with support from NASA and NSF • Will begin August 2007 STC Broadening Participation Workshop