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1 The 19th Annual National Sponsored Programs Administrators Alliance
Overview of Support to HBCUs and Funding Opportunities Annie Whatley Deputy Director Office of Minority Education and Community Development June 3, 2014

2 Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (ED)
Our Mission: To advise the Secretary on the effect of energy policies, regulations, and other actions of the Department and its components on minority business enterprises, minority serving institutions, and minority communities, ensuring that these groups are afforded an opportunity to participate fully in Departmental activities and programs. To accomplish the mission of the Department of Energy, we need the best and brightest individuals to work at and partner with the Department. Tapping into the talents of students and faculty attending our nation's Minority Serving Institutions is one way to increase the diversity of the Department’s stakeholders and future workforce.

3 EDs Support to NSPAA The Office of Minority Economic Impact has been instrumental in providing guidance for the organization’s establishment. Since 2008, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity has provided over $105,000 to support NSPAA through a grant with Claflin University.

4 DOE Funding to MSIs ( ) From FY 2009 – 2012, the Department provided the following awards to Minority Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities 2010 2011 2012 2013 HBCU* $27.8 M $15.8 M $18.7 M $19.5 M HSI $38.6 M $18.3 M TCU $275,000 $297,000 $87,000 $510,000 AANAPISI - $14.8 M $53.2 M $50.7 M Total MSI Funding $66.7 $49.6 $90.3 $86.5 * In 1995, under the leadership of Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary, the Department provided $59.1M to support HBCUs.

5 Barriers Challenges Absence of sustained dedicated funding to MSIs and Tribal educational funding opportunities Perceptions from DOE that MSIs do not have the technical capabilities and/or infrastructure for competitive research The complexity factor- navigating DOE Laboratories lack of experience working with “non-traditional” audiences (e.g. the absence of diversity in the laboratory’s routine stakeholders) Lack of commitment from DC educational leadership to engage diverse middle and high school students in the Washington, DC Regional Science Bowl competitions. Dwindling support from program offices of the MEISPP Department-wide lack of funding support to MSIs, particularly Tribal Colleges and Universities Lack of diversity in the Department’s MSIs portfolio

6 Minority Serving Institutions
The Department of Energy and its National Laboratories provide funding opportunities and technical assistance to Minority Serving Institutions. For more:

7 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with HBCUs
Clark Atlanta University ( CAU) Atlanta University Consortium (AUC): Collaboration with Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College to support capacity building in the areas of alternative, renewable and green energy technologies. In FY 2011, ED provided additional funds to Clark Atlanta University to broaden the scope of the project to include Guam Community College, Santa Fe Community College, and Haskell Indian Nations University ($750K). DOE funded the construction of the Thomas W. Cole Research and Science Building to facilitate collaborative research among HBCUs, particularly those in the AUC ($9.3M). Environmental Management Program MOU between DOE and nine HBCUs: Provide grants to HBCUs, encouraging integration of technology into research and education related to environmental management and promote STEM pipeline ($9M). Participating Universities include: Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Clinton Junior College, Denmark Technical College, Morris College, Paine College, South Carolina State University and Voorhees College.

8 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with HBCUs (cont’d)
National Nuclear Security Administration MSI Technical Consortium Model: In October 2012, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) awarded grants to 22 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in key STEM areas. This funding launched NNSA’s new Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program, a consortium program organized to build a sustainable STEM pipeline between six Energy Department plants and laboratories and the HBCUs ($4M). The 8 teams are formed based on their individual research capabilities: Malware Intelligence Harvesting for Greater Cyber Defense: Voorhees College, Allen University, Clark Atlanta University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing: Applied Research and Workforce Development for High Power Density Electronic Device Technology: Howard University, Southern University of New Orleans, Alabama A&M University, University of the District of Columbia, and Kansas City Plant. In FY 2012, NNSA was awarded $4 million in grants to support HBCUs. This NNSA program was largely funded by Congressional earmarks. In FY 2014, NNSA plans to create a competitive solicitation to increase their support to HBCUs.

9 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with HBCUs (cont’d)
Investigating and Characterizing Catalytic Activity in Novel Materials and Processes using Experimental and Computational Techniques: Prairie View A&M University, Allen University, Morehouse, Southern A&M University, Tennessee State University, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Support Advanced Manufacturing and Pipeline of Skilled Workforce: Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, Clark Atlanta University, Y-12, and Kansas City Plant. Addressing the Shortage of Quality Cybersecurity Workers in the U.S.: Norfolk State University, Voorhees College, Bowie State University, North Carolina A&T State University, University of the Virgin Islands, and Sandia National Laboratory.  Experimental and Computational Studies of Matter under Extreme Environments: Tuskegee University, Benedict College, Florida A&M University, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

10 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with HBCUs (cont’d)
Detection and Analysis of Chemical and Radionuclides: Alabama A&M University, Fisk University, Alcorn State University, Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University of Baton Rouge, Southern University of New Orleans, Y-12, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Advanced Chemometrics and in-situ analysis using Laser Ablation Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Mass Spectroscopy and/or Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Florida A&M University, Alabama State University, Delaware State University, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

11 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with HBCUs (cont’d)
Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chairs of Excellence Former DOE Secretary Hazel O'Leary increased the support of HBCUs, by establishing the Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chairs of Excellence in Environmental Engineering in the Office of Environmental Management (EM). The idea for the Chairs of Excellence was conceived at the campus of Tennessee State University (TSU) in Nashville, Tennessee in the fall of In 1994, the Samuel P. Massie Chairs of Excellence was awarded to nine HBCUs. In late 1995, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Universidad Del Turabo, in Puerto Rico, was added. Currently there are 16 chairs: Alabama A&M University, Fisk University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, South Carolina State University, Southern University, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, and the Universidad Del Turabo. Since inception, the program has awarded over $90M to the Massie Chairs Program. The program is currently administered by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

12 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with MSIs
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) under DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy, the program gives minority students valuable hands-on experience in developing technologies to promote the efficient and environmentally safe use of fossil fuels. The following universities were selected: Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama Florida International University, Miami, Florida Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso, Texas- These are common barriers, but not limited to, that MSIs faced when trying to receive support from DOE. DOE is committed to strengthen and build relationships with these institutions by serving as an advocate for the Department.

13 Examples of Current and Future DOE Partnerships with HBCUs (cont’d)
Solar Decathlon Hampton University participated in the 2011 Solar Decathlon with Old Dominion University. In March 2013, ED staff attended the Groundbreaking Ceremony for Team Tidewater Virginia’s Canopy House, an official entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon The Solar Decathlon is a biennial international competition that challenges university students to design and build solar powered houses. Hampton University and Old Dominion University, working together as Team Tidewater, representing one of twenty teams selected out of a highly competitive pool of international entrants to compete in October 2013 in Irvine, California. The teams were comprised of students from the architecture and engineering departments and the communication departments of Hampton and Old Dominion University.   Office of Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at U.S. colleges and universities, and provides scholarships and fellowships to students ($1M). Participating HBCUs include: Wilberforce University, Alcorn State, Prairie View, and Fisk University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College. Nuclear Energy sets aside 20% of its total R&D budget to fund the NEUP.

14 The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program (MEISPP)
Offers talented students (HS- graduate school) summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its national laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. Post secondary internships include paid lodging, round trip airfare, and biweekly stipends. Students receive an intensive 10-week assignment to "jump-start" their careers and develop their potential for future opportunities within the federal government. Students work side-by-side with leading scientists, engineers, and other top professionals to develop professional skills and enhance leadership capabilities.

15 MEISPP Cont’d Program Offices provide funding to ED to support MEISPP interns In the last 4 years, over 250 internship opportunities were provided to students through the MEISPP. Students come from colleges and universities across the country, including Minority Serving Institutions. The 2014 MEISPP class boasts an impressive group of over 81 students representing 57 fine academic institutions across the country. 2014 Participating offices include: EERE, EM, NE, MA, and WAPA

16 Future Programs and Initiatives
American Petroleum Institute and MSI Partnership Initiative was developed to address future employment opportunities for African Americans and Latinos in the oil and gas and energy industry Minorities in Energy Initiative is designed to address climate change, STEM education, and energy economic development with ED stakeholders, Congressional staff, and Federal agencies Convene Community Outreach Forums that focus on protocols, challenges and needs pertaining to sustainable and resilient communities and environmental equity, engaging MSIs, community organizations and minority businesses

17 Funding Opportunities Available Via
Funding Number Opportunity Title Agency Open Date Close Date DE-FOA MARINE AND HYDROKINETIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM Golden Field Office 04/10/2014 05/30/2014 DE-FOA Research, Development and Training in Isotope Production Office of Science 03/28/2014 05/23/2014 DE-FOA Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement titled 'MHK R&D University Consortium' 03/21/2014 DE-FOA Nuclear Energy University Programs - Fellowship and Scholarship Idaho Field Office 12/03/2012 11/30/2015

18 Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
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