Fort Lewis College joins science partnership to boost diversity

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 12:15 PM

Fort Lewis College earned a grant to foster research in materials science and boost the number of Native Americans and minorities who study in the field.

The National Science Foundation awarded new Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials grants to support eight collaborations in the nation that foster cutting-edge materials research while increasing diversity.

The awards, an expected total of nearly $4 million, will support a materials research partnership between a minority-serving institution and a large-scale research facility supported by the NSF Division of Materials Research.

The PREM for Functional Nanomaterials will be led by the Department of Physics and Engineering at Fort Lewis College, and will work with Norfolk State University, a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The study will also partner with the STROBE NSF Science and Technology Center for Real-Time Functional Imaging at University of Colorado at Boulder.