TSUFI PREM is a partnership between Tennessee State University (TSU), Fisk University, and the Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (TSU-Fisk-Illinois, or TSUFI), funded through the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program. The Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (I-MRSEC) is located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). TSUFI PREM creates strategic research opportunities and exchanges, structured within a supportive framework of education, career preparation, and cross-institutional mentoring, that will increase access to advanced materials facilities and training of underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduates. It will build recruitment pathways to increase the enrollment of URMs in materials-related graduate programs at TSU, Fisk, and UIUC, ultimately increasing the number of minority STEM graduates prepared for materials science careers in industry, government, and academia.

Jane Doe

Research Scientist, California State University

Hans Hanley

Electrical Engineering, Princeton University