Workforce Development

Kazi the Catalyst: A Decade of the PLTL Program at Kentucky State University

How Dr. Kazi Javed took a small KY NSF EPSCoR grant for nanotube research at UK CAER and evolved it into a program at KSU supporting hundreds of undergraduate students. Written by Kevin Puckett, Senior Creative Communication Strategist at UK CAER and KY NSF EPSCoR / Header Illustration by Kevin Puckett A catalyst is a …

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SCC Professor Eric Wooldridge appointed to National Additive Manufacturing Coalition Advisory Board

Somerset Community College Press Release Somerset, Ky. Last week the Additive Manufacturing(AM) Coalition announced the appointment of eight members to the newly formed advisory board. One of those eight individuals is Somerset Community College Professor, Eric Wooldridge. The AM Coalitionisthenationalmembershiporganizationrecognized as the voice for additive manufacturing with decision-makers and stakeholders, including Federal agencies and Congress. …

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WKU hosts nanocollider, reports on workforce development, undergrad and high school student success

Earlier this April, Western Kentucky University hosted the 5th KY NSF EPSCoR nanoCollider. KY NSF EPSCoR nanoColliders allow for participants to more broadly identify opportunities to enhance existing cross-institutional collaborations or establish new connections for potential partnerships. Dr. Farhad Ashrafrzadeh, Professor and Founding  Director of Center for Energy Systems, https://www.wku.edu/ces/, highlighted the research capabilities and incredible progress …

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KY NSF EPSCoR INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY BOARD INAUGRAL MEETING

On Friday, December 2nd, KY NSF EPSCoR hosted its first Industrial Advisory Board meeting. This meeting introduced our research to industrial leaders across the commonwealth and beyond, with the hopes of applying our research to real-world industrial products and methods. Our researchers also hope to glean industrial knowledge from the advisory board, as well as …

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UofL gets grant to help minority-owned manufacturers adopt 3D printing

Via UofL News The University of Louisville (UofL) has received a five-year grant totaling $2 million to help minority-owned manufacturing businesses adopt additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), will launch the Kentucky MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center, one of only four such …

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THE MEMStim and KY NSF EPSCoR Connection

Please take some time to watch our fascinating, exclusive interview with Dr. Angelique Johnson and Dr. Johne Parker on MEMStim’s partnership with KY NSF EPSCoR, the importance of private-sector internships, their thoughts on encouraging diversity in STEM, and much more. https://youtu.be/C2gSSCLFCL8 (We must) place a value on that diverse perspective and what people bring that …

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Kentucky State University hosts January 2021 nanoCollider

Professor of Chemistry Dr. Kazi Javed and PLTL scholar Camron Aber spoke on collaboration and increasing STEM student success through Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) and summer research at Kentucky State University. Highlights KSU’s current EOD and Workforce Development collaborations across the state as well Camron’s experience as a student researcher with Dr. Biyun Xie, Assistant …

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Somerset Community College Hosts First Ever nanoCollider

Eric Wooldridge and his Somerset Community College (SCC) team are earning a reputation of firsts. Today was no different as they became the first host of nanoCollider, KY NSF EPSCoR’s new monthly collaboration meeting, with rotating host institutions. KY NSF EPSCoR nanoColliders allow for participants to more broadly identify opportunities to enhance existing cross-institutional collaborations …

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