Your Ad Here

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Johns Hopkins and Howard team to train scientists

Nanomaterials scientists at The Johns Hopkins University are teaming with colleagues at Howard University and Prince George's Community College to attract and train materials scientists from underrepresented minority groups, especially African-Americans.

Called the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials, or PREM, the collaboration will involve undergraduates in world-class research at Johns Hopkins on the properties of nanomaterials, materials made of structures on the order of a billionth of a meter in size.

"The goal is for this partnership to increase the number of minorities who pursue careers in materials research, engineering and related fields, including physics and chemistry," said Daniel Reich of Johns Hopkins, co-principal investigator of PREM and a professor in the Krieger School's Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy. "We'll do this on several levels, all of which include the sharing of our resources — both intellectual and in terms of research infrastructure — with those at the other institutions."

PREM will receive $2.75 million over five years and is one of six new such partnerships receiving a total of $15.4 million from the National Science Foundation.

The Johns Hopkins scientists are members of the Johns Hopkins University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, an NSF-funded center that supports interdisciplinary research on advanced magnetic nanomaterials. The PREM program will have three basic components: bringing researchers at Johns Hopkins and Howard University together for collaborative research; offering Howard undergraduates the opportunity to perform research internships at Johns Hopkins; and developing new courses for students at Prince George's Community College.

In fact, there will be particular emphasis on reaching out to undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups at all three institutions.

"One of the key things we are keeping in mind is that if students are going to be attracted to careers in the sciences and in engineering, they need to experience research in these fields as undergraduates," Reich said.

The PREM at Johns Hopkins, Howard University and PGCC is one of six such new collaborations. The others are California State and Princeton universities; Jackson State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara; Norfolk State and Cornell universities; Tuskegee and Cornell universities; and the University of New Mexico and Harvard University.


marko said...

You can make the procedure of looking much less demanding by utilizing dealers who endeavor to discover you the best advances quick and at a cost that is powerful. This is a standout amongst the most advantageous ways that you can use to get the auto advance that you have been scanning for. payday loans

marko said...

The most ideal approach to look for such an advance is to just be forthright. Concealing your chapter 11 won't help your procedure as the moneylender will need to check your credit sooner or later amid the exchange and the insolvency will surely appear.

Justin said...

This is conceivable by going around diverse locales and searching for what they bring to the table. Christmas credits Lenders will offer appealing offers which could conceivably be that alluring for you. Check the rates that are offered to you as a person. In this way don't make due with the first Christmas advances you find suitable. Request cites and look at different Christmas credits and after that settle on your choice. cash advance loans in fresno ca

MUSA77 said...

Need has watch the befalling to be accusation of today. Instigating over the time, incidentally defended is obliged, abundantly does the motorbike. Get at the destination accomplished in time is acceding of acceptance airing of life. auto title

Big Brother said...

Did you know that approximately 70% of students who are eligible for student loan discounts lose out on those discounts within the first year of loan repayment? Or that only about 20% of those students eligible to receive a discount for making their payments on time, actually do so? Payday Loans

Shan Jonson said...

This is area you activate to accede the catch, right? Wrong. Although some advice is required, it is basal and abundant easier than filing and faxing a aggregation of papers. If you ambition to accept a Faxless Online Payday Accommodation you charge ample out a simple online appliance which shouldn't booty abundant added than bristles or ten minutes. Applications usually appeal your name, address, application advice and buzz number, but applications will alter from lender to lender.

Robbert said...

The borrower must be more than 18 years old and ought to have all day business. Regularly, there are additionally least criteria for month to month pay. On the off chance that you are attempting to purchae an utilized vehicles, unsecured advances are regularly not given for autos which are more than five years old. check cashing