Monday, March 11, 2024

Building collaboration between AFC/DEVCOM and HBCU/MI Consortium

Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering 2907 E. Gate City Blvd | Greensboro, NC 27401

The U.S. Army Science and Technology enterprise comprises multiple research centers distributed nationally, employing a large civilian workforce of world-class scientists, engineers, analysts, technicians, and support staff who are focused on empowering America’s future soldiers, and ensuring the country’s defense and security. Underutilized in this Army S&T enterprise is the vast talent pool of HBCU/MIs. The FY23 National Defense Authorization Act, directs the Department of the Army to strengthen the defense research capacity of HBCU/MI institutions through long-term partnerships focused on building research capacity and capabilities in areas of research interest to the Army. To promote this effort, a workshop will be held on March 11-12, 2024 at the JSNN Campus, Greensboro, NC, with participation from various Army research centers/labs and a broad collection of HBCU/MI institutions.

Workshop Schedule

DAY 1: Monday, March 11, 2024

12:00 PM   Lunch and Registration
1:00 PM     Welcome
1:30 PM    Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM    Building Defense Research Capacity at HBCU/MI- National Academies Report
2:15 PM    Vision: Collaboration between AFC/DEVCOM and HBCU/MI Consortium
2:45 PM    Introduction to DEVCOM Centers/Labs
3:45 PM    Break
4:00 PM    Panel Discussion: Partnering with DEVCOM Centers/Labs
5:00 PM    Networking and Mixer 

DAY 2: Monday, March 12, 2024

9:00 AM   HBCU/MI Panel- Current and potential defense research capacities at HBCUs
10:45 AM     Break
11:00 AM    Army Funding Opportunities for HBCU/MI
12:00 PM    Lunch
1:00 PM    Engaging with National Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
1:30 PM    Consortium Planning and Army Collaboration Discussion (Breakout Teams)
3:00 PM    Reports from Breakout Teams and Discussion on Follow on Steps
4:00 PM    Adjourn

Register Here!

Link for registration: https://forms.gle/eD7MXjGD6xCKZEZS6 

Learn more at: https://www.army.mil/devcom

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Free Conference for Middle and HS girls