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Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Science Program

The purpose of the HBCU/MI Science Program is to 1) increase the research and educational capacity of HBCU/MIs, and 2) to foster workforce diversity and entry of underrepresented minorities into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  This program is coordinated with the Service research offices, and partners with DoD laboratories for the Centers of Excellence.  The HBCU/MI program is carried out under the authority at 10 USC ยง 2362.  For more information about the program, please contact the program manager, Ms. Evelyn Kent, by clicking here.

Fiscal Year 2017 DoD HBCU/MI Research and Education Program (REP) Equipment Awards

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E)), Basic Research Office, announced 47 grants for equipment acquisition to 40 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MIs) totaling $20.8 million.  The awards, which range from $100K to $600K, were made under the Fiscal Year 2017 DoD HBCU/MI Program, which aims to enhance the research capabilities of HBCUs and MIs and strengthen their education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

Institution Principal Investigator Proposal Title StateDesignation
Alabama A&M University Xiao, Zhigang Acquisition of an Advanced Atomic Layer Deposition System for Research at Nanoscale for Energy Harvesting and Nanoelectronics at Alabama A&M University AL Historically Black College/University (HBCU)
Benedict College Qin, Changyong Enhancing the Research and Education Program in Advanced Materials at Benedict College: Acquisition of Raman Microscope, Nano Zetasizer and High-Temperature Catalyst Testing Systems SC HBCU
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Stieber, Sabine Chantal A Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer for Collaborative Teaching and Research at an Undergraduate Institution CA Minority Institution (MI)
California State University-Northridge Gao, Li Acquisition of an Ultrahigh Vacuum X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer for Research and Education in Materials and Catalysis CA MI
California State University-San Marcos Perron, Justin A Cryogen-Free Dilution Refrigerator at California State University San Marcos CA MI
Clayton State University Todebush, Patricia Clayton State University: Strengthening Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Research GA MI
CUNY-York College Levinger, Louis High-Sensitivity Imaging for Molecular and Cellular Biology NY MI
Delaware State University Radu, Daniela Chemical and Electrical Properties Mapping by Nano FT-IR DE HBCU
Elizabeth City State University Adedeji, Adetayo Acquisition of Instruments to Develop and Characterize Patterned Micron-Sizes Thermochromic Vanadium Dioxide to Study the Size and Edge Effect on Semiconductor-Metal Transition Characteristics. NC HBCU
Elizabeth City State University Payne, Gloria Digitalization of Planetarium Enhances Education and Research (DOPLEER) NC HBCU
Fisk University Avanesyan, Sergey Laser Femtosecond Opto-Acoustic System For Elastic And Thermal Properties Measurement Of Nanocomposites TN HBCU
Florida A&M University Kumar, Rajan Development of a Time-Resolved Pressure Sensitive Paint Technique for Shock Dominated Flows FL HBCU
Florida A&M University Thirunavukkuarasu, Komalavalli Broadband Optical Spectroscopy for Interdisciplinary Materials Research FL HBCU
Florida International University Iyengar, Sundararaj Research, Education and Workforce Training for Engagement in the Cyber-learning Environment FL MI
Florida International University Li, Hebin Acquisition Of an Ultrafast Amplified Laser System for Research and Education in Material Science FL MI
Georgia State University Mani, Ramesh Research Infrastructure for the Study of Novel Atomically Layered 2D materials GA MI
Howard University Wang, Paul Acquisition of a PET/CT Imaging System for STEM Research and Education at Howard University DC HBCU
Montclair State University Taylor, Robert Actionable Decision-Making for Flooding Events utilizing a small UAV Platform with LiDAR and Hyperspectral Instruments NJ MI
Norfolk State University Pradhan, Aswini Acquisition of Transmission Electron Microscope Facility for Nanomaterials and Device Research at Norfolk State University VA HBCU
Norfolk State University Sun, Sam-Shajing Infrastructure Enhancement of Soft Materials Research/Education at NSU VA HBCU
North Carolina A&T State University Assefa, Zerihun Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Instrumentation at NCAT: Integrative research and educational efforts. NC HBCU
Old Dominion University Michaeli, Jennifer A Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Laboratory for Industrial Applications in Shipbuilding and Shipboard Operations VA MI
Salish Kootenai College Lichtenberg, Jeanene Equipment for Advancing STEM Students In Education and Research (EASIER) MT Tribal College/University (TCU)
Savannah State University Nitta, Takayuki Acquisition of a Laser Confocal Microscope to Advance Research and Education at Savannah State University GA HBCU
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Vadiee, Nader Developing STEM Education Capacity for Partnership in Advanced Technology Workforce Training NM TCU
Tennessee State University Blair, Matthew Equipment Grant for the Selection of Healthy Foods and Cancer Testing Based on High Throughput Analysis of SNP Markers at Tennessee State University. TN HBCU
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Sheng, Jian Engineering Functional Surfaces and Flexible Smart Sensors by Scalable Microfabrication - Expansion of TAMUCC Facility and Capabilities to Polymeric Meta-Materials TX MI
Texas State University Holtz, Mark Integrated Characterization of Electronic Devices and Materials for Research and Education TX MI
Tuskegee University Abdalla, Mohamed Acquisition of a Differential Scanning Calorimeter/Thermogravimetric Analyzer coupled with FT-IR and Mass Spectrometer for the Improvement of Research and Research Training at Tuskegee University AL HBCU
University of California-Merced Scheibner, Michael Hands-on Quantum Materials Lab CA MI
University of California-Riverside Cybart, Shane Laser Lithography to Advance STEM Education across the Inland Empire CA MI
University of California-Santa Barbara Weld, David Broadly-tunable Illumination Facility for Research, Outreach, Scholarship and Training (BIFROST) CA MI
University of California-Santa Cruz Velasco, Jairo Acquisition of a Glove Box System for Fabrication and Characterization of Quantum Materials Devices CA MI
University of California-Santa Cruz Rolandi, Marco A Suite for Fabrication, Integration, and Measurement of Biochips Towards Cyborgcells, Biosensors, and Electroceuticals CA MI
University of Illinois-Chicago Erricolo, Danilo Three Birds With One Stone: High-Frequency Instrumentation For Semiconductor Device, Radar and Communication System Measurements IL MI
University of New Mexico-Albuquerque Feezell, Daniel High-Resolution X-Ray Diffractometer for Advanced Epitaxial Thin-Film and Nanoscale Materials Characterization NM MI
University of New Mexico-Albuquerque Lehr, Jane Advanced, High-Resolution Spectroscopy Suite for Nonequilibrium Plasmas near Surfaces NM MI
University of North Carolina-Charlotte Xiao, Jing Equipment for Object Recognition and Robotic Manipulation NC MI
University of North Carolina-Charlotte Xu, Terry Acquisition of a Multifunctional PicoIndenter System for in situ Correlative Materials Characterization of Small-Scaled Structures NC MI
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Suarez, Oscar Collaborative Hub on Additive Metals Manufacturing and Processing (CHAMMP) PR MI
University of Texas-Arlington Zhou, Weidong High Speed Optoelectronic Device Characterization System TX MI
University of Texas-El Paso Shafirovich, Evgeny Instrumentation for Studies on Combustion and Decomposition of Energetic Materials TX MI
University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Choutapalli, Isaac Acquisition of Time Resolved Three Component Particle Image Velocimetry & Laser Induced Phosphorescence (3C PIV-LIP) System for Turbulence and Flow Transitions Studies TX MI
University of Texas-San Antonio Ye, Jingyong Establish Advanced Photoacoustic Imaging Facility at UTSA TX MI
University of the Virgin Islands Cucchiara, Antonino UVI Astrophysics Education and Research Advancement Project VI HBCU
Virginia State University Samantaray, Diptirani Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for Multidisciplinary Research at Virginia State University VA HBCU
Xavier University of Louisiana Blake, Robert New Instrumentation and Means to Study the Mechanisms and Pathways of Energy Generation in Microorganisms LA HBCU