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					U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity




            Minority Education Programs
                  February 4, 2009

   Amanda Quiñones and Jamie Scipio
   Program Analysts                       1
   Office of Minority Economic Impact
  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  Office of Economic Impact and Diversity




                Overall Mission
Serve as the primary advocate for Minority
Educational Institutions (MEIs) by shepherding
the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) support
through programs that enhance the scientific
and technological capacities of these
institutions.



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      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
      Office of Economic Impact and Diversity



Establishing Partnerships with MEIs
  Partnership activities may include:
     • Collaborative research
     • Cooperative agreements
     • Equipment transfers
     • Training activities
     • Scholarships
     • Grants
     • Internships
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                  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
                  Office of Economic Impact and Diversity


Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities
                        (HBCUs)

                             DOE Funding for Historically Black
                                Colleges and Universities

                             50

                             40           35.4
     Dollars (in Millions)




                                                                 31.5
                             30
                                                  20.9
                             20
                                                          14
                                  10.8
                             10

                             0
                                  2004   2005    2006    2007   2008

                                            Fiscal Year
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       U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
       Office of Economic Impact and Diversity



Examples of Current Partnerships with HBCUs:
 •Alabama A&M University: Pre-college summer engineering
 camp
 •Claflin University: Funds to support two technical assistance
 workshops
 •Fisk University: Cooperative agreement in collaboration with
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory to support student research
 and internships
 •Hampton: Pre-college business of engineering program
 •Howard University: Science education research survey
 •Morehouse and Spelman Colleges: Scholarships for students
 pursuing science engineering and technology degrees.
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity



    Supporting Tribal Colleges and Universities


                               DOE Funding for Tribal Colleges and
                                         Universities
                               10
                                9
                                8
                                7
       Dollars (in Millions)




                                                                        5.5
                                6                                5.2
                                5
                                4
                                3
                                2    0.9
                                                       0.2
                                1            0.1
                                0
                                    2004   2005       2006      2007   2008


                                                  Fiscal Year

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        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
        Office of Economic Impact and Diversity



Examples of Current Partnerships with TCUs:

   •A cooperative agreement between Fort Peck Community
   College and the Salish Kootenai Indian Reservation to
   provide opportunities for research and learning in the
   area of alternative energy resource development.
   •Environment Management led department-wide effort to
   provide technical assistance, development opportunities,
   education, and training for American Indian and Alaska
   Native Tribes.




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  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
  Office of Economic Impact and Diversity



Supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)

                                    DOE Funding for Hispanic-Serving
                                              Institutions
                                   50

                                   40
           Dollars (in Millions)




                                   30
                                         22     20.2                20.2
                                                           18               19.5
                                   20

                                   10

                                    0
                                        2004   2005       2006      2007   2008


                                                      Fiscal Year


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         U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
         Office of Economic Impact and Diversity



Examples of Current Partnerships with HSIs:
   •NNSA Consortium Internship Program bringing minority STEM
   students to technical internships at the National Nuclear
   Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories.

   •Maricopa Community College partnership to increase the
   number of minority students completing high school and
   enrolling in post-secondary education in STEM disciplines.

   • Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico – partnership to
   research renewable energy solutions and alternatives for
   environmentally conscious solutions to energy issues.

   • Partnerships with the University of New Mexico – Las Cruces
   to support research and development in defense nuclear
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   proliferation and engineering.
        Minority Educational Institution Student
           Partnership Program (MEISPP)
    MEISPP is an 8-week summer internship program offering
    talented undergraduate and graduate students attending MSIs
    the opportunity to work with the Department of Energy and its
    national laboratories to "jump-start" their careers and develop
    their potential for future opportunities within the federal
    government.

    Positions involve:
•   Scientific research
•   Government relations
•   Policy
•   Business


                             Energy Secretary Bodman with 2007 MEISPP Interns 10
The MEISPP seeks students pursuing degrees in a variety
  of academic majors, including, but not limited to:


Engineering — Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental,
                    Industrial, Material and Mechanical

Sciences — Computer, Information Technology, Geology, Math,
       Microbiology, and Physics

Social Sciences — Economics, Political Science, Policy, Sociology,
              Public Administration and International Relations

Business — Accounting, Management, Business Administration and
             Finance

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Technical Experience

    • Gain 8 weeks of substantive professional and technical
      career experience.

    • Work side-by-side with an assigned mentor who is a subject
      matter expert in the U.S. Department of Energy.

    • Mentors tailor interns’ practical work experience to the larger
      context of their professional interests and academic field of
      study.


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Career Opportunities

  • Network with experts throughout the U.S. Department of Energy
    and its national laboratories.

  • Attend business meetings, field trips and planned activities in
    which students have a chance to explore career opportunities on a
    daily basis.




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Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for a position with our Student Partnership Program,
students must meet the following criteria:

   Be at least 18 years of age

   Be a U.S. citizen

   Have earned at least 24 semester hours (39 quarter credit
    hours)

   Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution - college,
    university, or graduate program

   Maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale
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With over 500 students registered with our
   website, the MEISPP is a competitive
            internship program.

 Opportunities are available all over the
           country including:
                  California
                  Colorado
                  Maryland
                  Montana
                South Carolina
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      U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
      National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
      Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program




PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

  The program’s primary objective is to engage MSIs in NNSA’s
  mission activities, collaborative research projects throughout the
  NNSA complex, and future workforce development.




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         U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
         National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
         Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program



• From Fiscal Year 2005 to present, NNSA has awarded
  approximately 43 grants to more than 25 HBCUs, Hispanic Serving
  Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges (TCUs) totaling over $55M.

    – The primary support for this program has been from Congressional earmarks.
    – In the Five Year National Security Plan, NNSA funds will remain at $6M a year.


• The program’s primary focus is to engage the academic institutions
  in:
    –   NNSA mission-driven activities
    –   Related research programs
    –   Collaborative research projects within the NNSA laboratories
    –   Future workforce development


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        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
        National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
        Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program



•   The NNSA internship program aids in building a student pipeline for the
    future workforce at NNSA and its three weapons laboratories.

•   More than 92 HBCU, HSI, and TCU students from 31 institutions have
    participated in internships at various NNSA’s locations such as Los Alamos,
    Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories, Nevada Test Site,
    Albuquerque Site Office, Savannah River Site and Washington, DC.

•   The interns’ academic disciplines included engineering, computer science
    with emphasis in cyber security, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics,
    business administration, political science, criminal justice, and
    communications.

•   Several NNSA interns participated in the Los Alamos Laboratory Students
    Symposium 2007. Three NNSA interns won awards and a computer
    science intern from Cheney University won an on-the-spot award for his
    presentation entitled, "Writing and Executing Test Cases in the Waste
    Compliance and Tracking System." He competed against 200 students
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       U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
       National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
       Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Program



MSI FUTURE INITIATIVES

• Technology based MSIs and NNSA Laboratories K-12 Expansion
  Program

• Math & Science Los Alamos National Laboratory Teacher Institute

• University of New Mexico/Los Alamos National Laboratory Applied
  Sciences in Applied Technologies Degree Program targeting Native
  American Students

• Sandia National Laboratory Math and Science Program

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        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
        Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
        Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program



Small Business Innovation and Research/Small Business
       Technology Transfer Program (SBIR/STTR)
                   Legislative Intent
• To Stimulate Technological Innovation

• To Use Small Business To Meet Federal Research And
  Development Needs

• To Foster and Encourage Participation By Minority and
  Disadvantaged Persons In Technological Innovation

• To Increase Private Sector Commercialization and Innovations
  Derived from Federal R&D

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        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
        Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
        Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program


             SBIR/STTR: A Three Phase Program

Phase            Duration          Funding               Purpose


                                     Fed
 Phase I        6-9 Months        ~$100,000             Feasibility


                                     Fed
 Phase II         2 Years         ~$750,000         R&D Development


                                   Non-Fed
 Phase III        No Term          No Limit         Commercialization
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        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
        Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
        Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

             DOE SBIR/STTR Program Features

• SBIR/STTR is a Competitive Grants Driven Program

• Electronic Applications Accepted Only via (www.Grants.gov)

• Must Be Awarded DOE Phase I to Compete in Phase II

• SBIR: PI must be Employed by the Small Business

• STTR: PI may be Employed by Either the Small Business or
  Research Partner


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           U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
           Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
           Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
               DOE SBIR/STTR Funding Programs
   12 DOE R&D Funding Programs
   66 R&D Topics in 2009
   Proportionally Allocated by Program R&D
    Budget
   276 Mission-Specific R&D Subtopics
1. Advanced Scientific Computing
   Research
2. Basic Energy Sciences                7. Fossil Energy
3. Biological & Environmental           8. Fusion Energy Sciences
   Research                             9. High Energy and Nuclear Physics
4. Electricity Delivery/Reliability     10. National Security
5. Energy Efficiency and                11. Nuclear Energy S&T
   Renewable Energy (Most               12. Science: Data Management &
   Popular)                                 Communication
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6. Environmental Management
          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
          Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
          Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

Key SBIR/STTR Resource, Contact, and Other Information
       The Following Can Be Found on the DOE SBIR/STTR Web Site:
                        www.science.doe.gov/sbir
   DOE Phase I Funding Opportunity Announcement
   SBIR/STTR Phase I Technical Topic Descriptions
   www.Grants.gov Electronic Filing Guidance and Directions
   DOE -Mail Support: sbir-sttr@science.doe.gov
   Technical Program Support: (301) 903-1414
   Hotline & General Inquiries: (301) 903-5707
   Program Manager:
        Larry James Larry.James@science.doe.gov
   SBIR/STTR Small Business Program Account Manager for DOE HQ
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        Kent Hibben Kent.Hibben@hq.doe.gov

				
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