Subcategory: STEM Research
Hargsoon Yoon - Norfolk State University
Co-Author(s): Mikhail Noginov, Aswini Pradhan, Suely Black, and Messaoud Bahoura, Norfolk State University
The goals of this project are to provide for new and enhanced research capabilities at Norfolk State University (NSU) to enable the development and processing of Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) materials and devices; professional development of doctoral students; curricular modifications in the area of NEMS Devices and Materials for biomedical applications; increased scholarly achievement of faculty and students in cutting edge research; and engagement of K-12 students in engaging STEM activities. In research, this RISE project is to enhance the research capabilities at NSU by providing a framework for a new research focus: the processing of NEMS materials and devices for biomedical applications. During the project years, the research goals were accomplished by the acquisition and support of new equipment to facilitate the research activities. This research expansion resulted in increased collaborative efforts among NSU faculty and with other universities, and enhanced the reputation and research competitiveness of NSU through increased scholarly achievement of faculty and students in conducting cutting edge research and publishing of research results. For education and professional development, courses and class contents related to the NEMS technology have been newly included and various professional development activities were facilitated for doctoral students and outreach activities for pre-college students. This RISE project provided the impetus for the integration, enhancement and institutionalization of the beyond-technical preparation activities the Center for Materials Research has developed and provided to doctoral and master’s students over the past years.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HBCU-RISE, HRD1345215
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,