Active Awards

2018
California State University-Northridge-Princeton Center for Complex Materials

The California State University, Northridge PREM will expand and strengthen its long-term partnership with Princeton Center for Complex Materials by establishing a joint research powerhouse on quantum materials.

2018
Hampton University-Brandeis University

The Hampton-Brandeis partnership was formalized in a 2013 Memorandum of Understanding and was initially supported financially by MRSEC funds. The two universities have expanded this partnership to include reciprocal research exchange.

2018
Jackson State University-University of California, Santa Barbara

The vision of the proposed JSU-UCSB PREM is to provide opportunities for under-represented minority (URM) participants to become next generation materials scientists through innovative research and education in emerging research areas.

2018
Tuskegee University-University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tuskegee University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new PREM partnership will address critical materials issues in research, education and outreach. This specific collaboration will involve faculty and students at these two universities working collaboratively in multiferroic materials.

2018
University of Puerto Rico-University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Wisconsin-Puerto Rico PREM will bring together deep and complementary expertise in the synthesis, characterization, modeling and application of multifunctional materials by developing synergies between research and educational outreach at UW and UPR.

2018
University of Texas, El Paso-University of California, Santa Barbara

The PREM partnership between the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and University of California, Santa Barbara, The UTEP-UCSB PREM will promote scientific excellence through a collective of collaborative research teams following the MRSEC-style Interdisciplinary Research Group model.

2018
CIE2M

The NSF-PREM: Center for Interfacial Electrochemistry of Energy Materials (CIE2M) rests on the partnership of four institutions that complete the PREM pathway, Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and Universidad del Turabo (UT), the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and CHESS at Cornell.

2018
Fort Lewis College-Norfolk State University-STROBE

The Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) for functional nanomaterials seeks to leverage the expertise and capabilities at each partner institution to further material science research in nanostructures materials.

2015
California State University, Los Angeles - Penn State University

The partnership between California State University, Los Angeles and Penn State University has the key goals of establishing a master-of-science degree program in materials science at Cal State L.A. and providing a bridge structure for students to continue on to Ph.D. studies or seek employment.

2015
New Mexico Highlands University - Ohio State University

In an area where minority groups make up the majority of the population, NMHU plans to continue its reputation for pioneering new opportunities for its students and researchers. This collaboration will allow NMHU researchers and students to start new research in 2-D graphene.

2015
North Carolina Central University - Penn State University

The partnership between North Carolina Central University and Penn State University's Center for Nanoscale Science is designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in materials science with a peer-to-peer "PENNpal" mentoring program.

2015
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao - University of Pennsylvania

Initiated more than a decade ago in a predecessor to the PREM program, this partnership has a renewed award. Already, the collaboration has involved more than 100 students in research with PREM faculty, and additional outreach aimed at K-16 has touched thousands.

2015
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (formerly UT Pan American) - University of Minnesota

With a strong focus on nanofibers, this partnership (which began with UT Pan American) has provided research opportunities for 135 students that included incorporating them as scientific presenters and paper collaborators--and also as partners in submitting 12 patent applications (some licensed).

2015
Hampton University-Brandeis University

Part of a new partnership, Hampton University will tap into Brandeis' existing research experience with respect to bioinspired soft materials, focusing on developing more targeted drug delivery systems.

Alumni Awards

2012
Jackson State University-University of California, Santa Barbara

The mission of our JSU-UCSB PREM program is to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in polymer self-assembly and biological nano-structured materials that will address the future needs of society & will increase the participation of minorities in material science research.

2012
Howard University-Cornell University

The shared goal of Howard University (HU), Cornell University (CU) Gallaudet University (GU), and Prince George's Community College (PGCC) is to systematically identify and support students from under-represented communities while contributing significantly to nanoscience and engineering research.

2012
Texas State University, San Marcos-North Carolina Central University

The Mission of the Texas State University PREM Center on Interfaces in Materials is to increase participation by underrepresented groups in materials research. The Texas State PREM engages a strong regional demographic by the integration of discovery research into education/outreach activities.

2012
California State University, Northridge - Princeton MRSEC

The research emphasis will be on the development of physical models, numerical algorithms and robust simulation techniques.

2012
University of Texas, El Paso-University of California, Santa Barbara

The main goal of our joint NSF PREM program between the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in materials research.

2012
Norfolk State University - Cornell University PREM: Partnership for Photonic Metamaterials

The Partnership for Photonic Metamaterials aims to achieve excellence and enhance diversity in materials research and education by the development of formal, long-term, collaborative research and education partnership.

2009
City College of New York - University of Chicago

Our goals are to provide the highest quality research and education opportunities in material dynamics, and to use CCNY’s diverse and high-quality student body and research university status to increase participation of under-represented groups in materials science.

2009
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (formerly UT Pan American) - University of Minnesota

The UTPA team envisions the PREM program to be a formal venue to “facilitate the development of formal long term materials research and education relationships” with a DMR center and to develop a formal interaction of Materials Science faculty within the College of Science and Engineering.

2009
University of Texas at San Antonio-Northwestern University

The University of Texas at San Antonio in collaboration with its MRSEC Partner, Northwestern University are currently involved in studying and developing biological applications of nanoscale materials. The collaboration between UTSA and NU offers state-of-the-art facilities and expertise.

2009
Clark Atlanta University - Georgia Institute of Technology

The Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) between three Atlanta University Center (AUC) schools and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) integrates research, education, and student-mentoring.

2009
Xavier University of Louisiana - New York University

The primary goal of the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials between Xavier University of Louisiana and the New York University MRSEC is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who pursue graduate degrees in chemistry, physics, and engineering.

2009
Wi(PR)2EM

The mission of the Wisconsin - Puerto Rico Partnership for Research and Education in Materials [Wi(PR)2EM] is to strengthen and broaden past collaborations between the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) and the University of Puerto Rico.

2009
New Mexico Highlands University & Morehouse College – University Of Washington, University Of Arizona & Georgia Institute Of Technology – STC PREM

The NMHU in association with MC established a formal alliance with the STC “Materials and devices for information technology research” – MDITR -  (UW, UA and GIT) in 2009.

2006
Norfolk State University - Cornell University

PREM-Photonic Metamaterials is working hard towards increasing the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing STEM degrees, particularly in Materials Science, through effective recruitment, mentoring, education, and training of African-American students in cutting-edge research programs.

2006
Tuskegee University - Cornell University

The mission components of partnership between Tuskegee University’s Center for Advanced Materials (T-CAM) and Cornell University’s MRSEC are to form a long term collaborative research program.

2006
California State University-Northridge

The objective of the PREM program is to expand and strengthen the research and educational activities of the multidisciplinary W. M. Keck Computational Materials Theory Center (CMTC) at California State University Northridge (CSUN), a Hispanic-serving institution.

2006
University of New Mexico - Harvard University

The partnership integrates alliances with local educational institutions, focusing on education and training of minority students, teacher-education, team-based research, and professional development at all levels to result in substantive institutional and infrastructure development.

2006
Howard University - Prince George's Community College - Johns Hopkins University MRSEC PREM

The Howard/Hopkins/PGCC PREM is establishing a pipeline for training great materials scientists and engineers through world-class research and innovative materials education.

2006
Jackson State University-University of California, Santa Barbara

The mission of our JSU-UCSB PREM program is to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in polymer self-assembly and biological nano-structured materials that will address the future needs of society and will increase the participation of minorities in materials science.

2004
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao - University of Pennsylvania

The mission of the PENN-UPRH PREM is to broaden participation and enhance diversity in materials science through a partnership in materials research and education between the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Pennsylvania Materials Research Science & Engineering Center.

2004
Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University - Carnegie Mellon University

The program's objectives including To providing opportunities for minority students to participate in Materials Science and Engineering research at FAMU and CMU.

2004
University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez - University of Wisconsin-Madison

This PREM project created a hub for research on advanced materials based on a structured collaboration among a team of thriving UPRM researchers with their high-level UW partners, so as to establish a platform for excellence in education and research.

2004
California State University, Los Angeles - California Institute of Technology

The program involves undergraduate, graduate and high school students and postdoctoral fellows who participate in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research coupled with educational seminars, workshops, faculty mentoring and advising, and student presentations at scientific conferences.