Bridges To Engineering Research 2020: A National Workshop For Engineering Research Partnerships

Joseph Monroe, Narayanaswamy Radhakrishnan, Bala Ram, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Christopher Doss
2009 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
This paper reports on a very successful workshop held in March 2009 at North Carolina A&T State University under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The workshop sought to address the building of meaningful bridges among minority institutions and research-intensive universities in the United States, in emerging areas of engineering research. This was the first such workshop that the NSF has sponsored under the initiative of diversity in engineering research. The 205
more » ... es represented 56 universities and 15 corporations; 62 faculty and administrators from minority institutions and 66 faculty and administrators from majority universities attended and participated in the workshop. The workshop included 3 plenary talks by two provosts of leading universities and the head of the Engineering Directorate at NSF. The program also included presentations on successful research partnerships in six areas, four panel discussions (with Deans and Associate Deans as panelists) addressing K-14 education relevant to research, research partnerships, research at minority institutions, and industry partnerships. This paper reports on the planning, conduct, and important outcomes of this workshop.
doi:10.18260/1-2--5457 fatcat:q4lo3s4o5vgnhl37qks7eq3jdy