The PREM for Functional Nanomaterials has created a new partnership between Fort Lewis College (FLC; a federally designated non-tribal Native American Serving Institution), Norfolk State University (NSU; a member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities), and the STROBE NSF Science and Technology Center for Real-Time Functional Imaging. This partnership is very strategic: STROBE is developing advanced functional microscopes that are needed to image functional nanosystems. However, STROBE does not have extensive synthesis capabilities or expertise. NSU has extensive world-class synthesis capabilities for many advanced materials, while FLC has expertise and infrastructure for material characterization and nanofabrication. This combination enables cutting edge materials science to expose students to exciting applications to attract a diverse group to STEM, leverage novel and effective curricula, networks, and pathways that recruit and retain the best in STEM.
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Jorge "Nico" Hernandez Charpak
Jianwei "John" Miao
Brian "Chris" Regan
National Science Foundation - PREM
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under PREM Grant #1827847. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.