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NSF SCENE Center

SCENE-LSRCE: Southeastern Coalition for Engagement and Exchange in Nanotechnology Education, a Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence in Broadening Participation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced awards for six Louis Stokes regional centers of excellence (LSRCEs) that will support recruitment and retention of minority undergraduate and graduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The centers will conduct broadening participation research and STEM implementation activities that lead to degree completion for minority students traditionally underrepresented in the STEM marketplace. The goal is to broadly disseminate successful practices to ensure that students underrepresented in STEM can compete in today's job market.

SCENE-LSRCE that is one of six LSRCEs includes Norfolk State University (lead institution), Tidewater Community College and Pennsylvania State University and other partner organizations (NASA Langley Research Center, Jefferson Lab, Eastern Virginia Medical School).

SCENE-LSRCE serves as a pilot disciplinary institute designed to strengthen skills and knowledge in nanoscience through outreach, informal science, curriculum improvement, and dissemination activities at the K-12 to undergraduate STEM pathways.

  • Education/Training - Apply for Summer 2020
  • Research Experiences
  • Outreach Activities
  • Professional Development
  • Organizational Networking and Collaboration