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Doctoral Students Travel To France (Photos)

(NSU NEWSROOM--Aug. 2, 2014)--A group of Norfolk State University doctoral students recently returned from an educational fellowship in France where they learned about fusion energy, nanotechnology and other related scientific fields.

NSU Ph.D. candidates Vanessa Peters, Thejaswi Tumkur and Quincy Williams were a part of a group of students from various higher education institutions that included students from Cornell and Purdue universities to participate in a trip through a five-year, $3.3 million grant, from the Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training in Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials. (IGERT-MNM) The grant supports the development of graduate training programs.

Dr. Suely Black, who works in the NSU College of Science, Engineering and Technology, said the NSU students presented research at French facilities about metamaterials and plasmonics. They also worked with foreign students to establish international partnerships.

The photo package shows some of the activities the doctoral candidates were involved with in and outside of the laboratory. The photos were provided by the participants.

ABOVE PICTURE (From right to left) NSU doctoral candidates Vanessa Peters and Thejaswi Tumkur laugh as a butterfly lands on the shoulder of student Quincy Williams during a tour in France.


Dr. Suely Black (center) and a group of students take a picture in front of a French restaurant.


(From left to right) Vanessa Peters and Thejaswi Tumkur discuss a research activity during a tour of a French laboratory.


Norfolk State University students pose for a picture on a lavender farm in France with students from Purdue and Cornell universities. The students were in the country for several weeks as part of a research trip.


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