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NIST Hosts "Innovations in STEM: National Priorities and NIST" Symposium with HBCUs


This two-day Invitational Forum is designed to acquaint Administrators, Faculty and Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions with the research and technology needs in the aforementioned areas of national need and the research, measurement service and grants programs that NIST maintains to address them. 

The Symposium will open to three individuals from your institution. It will be designed around a series of plenary lectures that describe NIST, its mission and technical programs and how they address several areas of national priority and technical sessions that consist of lectures by NIST Scientists and Invited Guests in several of the national priority areas.


Tentative Agenda is as follows

Monday, November 3, 2014
7:30-8:15am Bus Pickup
7:45-8:30am Registration
8:30-8:45am Welcome to NIST
9:15-10:00am NIST and US National Priorities
10:10-10:30am Mid-Morning Break Move to Targeted Breakout Sessions 10:30-12:00pm Targeted Breakout Sessions-I 

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:30pm Targeted Breakout Sessions-I Continued
2:30-2:45pm Afternoon Break 
2:45-3:15pm Targeted Breakout Sessions–I
3:15-3:30pm Break Move to Poster Sessions
3:30-4:30pm Poster Session – I 
4:30pm Poster Session – II
6:00pm Adjourn 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:45-8:15am Bus Pickup
8:30-10:00am General Session Lab-to-Market and Entrepreneurship 
10:00-10:15am Mid-Morning Break
10:15-12:00pm General Session Lab-to-Market and Entrepreneurship

12:00-1:15pm Lunch

1:15-3:00pm General Session “Learned Outcomes”
3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:15pm Wrap Up 
3:45pm Selected Tour Stops Or Meet Buses to Depart
5:00pm Meet Buses to Depart

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop. 

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy and Climate
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Forensic Science
  • Health Care


Start Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
End Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Audience: Academia
Format: Symposium


Registration is open!!  Registration fee is $85.00/person.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vincente


Group Name: NIST - White House Initative Meeting 
Group Code: NWH 
Check-in: 01-NOV-2014 
Check-out: 05-NOV-2014 
Hotel Name: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg 
Hotel Address: 620 Perry Parkway; Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877 Phone Number: 301-591-9945

Online Reservations at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg

Technical Contact:

Donna Kimball

Vendor Contact: