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HBCU Workshop

July 19-20, 2007

Purpose and Scope

Brookhaven National Laboratory's Office of Educational Programs (OEP) and the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) are developing a consortium of Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) professors to provide NSLS access to HBCU faculty. A kickoff workshop for this consortium will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory this summer.

This program has three objectives:

  • To expose HBCU research faculty to NSLS science
  • To enhance the research capabilities of HBCU faculty
  • To assist in developing competitive proposals enabling consortium members to become independent users at the NSLS


The workshop will consist of introductory lectures on synchrotron science, techniques, and operations. Hands-on experimental activities will be offered to participants using a variety of beamlines. Additionally, there will be a writing tutorial focused on the development of competitive beamtime proposals for independent research at the NSLS.

Intended Audience

The workshop is open to all tenured or tenure-track faculty at an HBCU.


Transportation, housing, and meals will be provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Application Deadline

May 21, 2007