NIST Hosts “Innovations in STEM: National Priorities and NIST” Symposium with HBCUs

This two-day Invitational Forum is designed to acquaint Administrators, Faculty and Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions with the research and technology needs in the aforementioned areas of national need and the research, measurement service and grants programs that NIST maintains to address them.

The Symposium will open to three individuals from your institution. It will be designed around a series of plenary lectures that describe NIST, its mission and technical programs and how they address several areas of national priority and technical sessions that consist of lectures by NIST Scientists and Invited Guests in several of the national priority areas

Learn More Here:
http://www.nist.gov/director/hbcu_stem_2014.cfm

 

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama will spend Monday in Atlanta

According to travel guidance provided by the White House, Obama’s day begins with an event with Education Secretary Arne Duncan at Booker T. Washington High School — where Martin Luther King Jr. attended before leaving early for Morehouse College. Obama will tour a college fair and then give a speech in the school gymnasium that promotes her “Reach Higher” initiative, pushing students to complete post-secondary education.

For more information:

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/09/03/michelle-obama-to-rally-raise-money-for-michelle-nunn/

CDC Names Morehouse Alumnus as Division Director

Eugene McCray ’72, MD, is the new Director of The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention – NCHHSTP’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

In this capacity, he will lead the Division’s work to promote health and quality of life by preventing HIV infection and reducing HIV-related illness and death in the United States and will oversee CDC’s work in support of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). Dr. McCray brings to DHAP many years of domestic and global experience in HIV and TB prevention and decades of service improving the health of underserved communities both in the United States and globally. Dr. McCray has directed and developed epidemiological, programmatic, and research activities, as well as facilitated collaboration across CDC, with other US government agencies, multilateral and international agencies, and Ministries of Health.

For more information:

http://www.morehouse.edu/newscenter/cdc-names-morehouse-alumnus-as-division-director-2/

2014 NASA EONS Solicitation New Appendix

2014 NASA EONS Solicitation New Appendix

Audience:  Minority Universities
Proposal Deadline: November 12, 2014

2014 NASA EONS Solicitation New Appendix

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for the MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) appendix. This effort was previously titled as the NASA University Research Centers Project and has now been consolidated into the MUREP Program within the NASA Office of Education. Through the EONS omnibus solicitation, the opportunity MIRO has been released. Overall, MIRO awards aim to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability of minority serving institutions to perform NASA-related research and education, which directly supports NASA’s four Mission Directorates – Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Space Operations, Science, and Space Technology. Proposals are due November 12, 2014.

For more information regarding the MIRO Solicitation, please visit the NASA EONS page on NSPIRES http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/ .

AERA Dissertation and Research Grants – Now Accepting Applications

Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for Dissertation and Research Grants, with a deadline of Thursday, September 4, 2014. Now in its 23rd year, the AERA Grants Program, with support from the National Science Foundation, provides small grants for conducting studies of education policy and practice using federally-funded, large-scale data sets. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

AERA Dissertation Grants. AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

AERA Research Grants. AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Thursday, September 4, 2014.

For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/. You may also contact George L. Wimberly, AERA-Grants Program Co-Principal Investigator, at grantsprogram@aera.net or (202) 238-3225.