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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.



Agenda at a Glance

Monday, November 3, 2014
7:30-8:00am Bus Pickup from Conference Hotel
7:45-8:30am Registration

8:30-9:05am Welcome to NIST

9:05-10:00am General Session-I:  NIST and US National Priorities

10:00-10:30am Mid-Morning Break

10:30-12:00pm General Session-II 

12:00-1:00pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:30pm General Session-III
2:30-3:00pm Afternoon Break

3:00-4:00pm NIST Student Opportunities

4:00-6:00pm Poster Networking Session

6:00pm Adjourn 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:30-8:00am Bus Pickup from Conference Hotel
7:45-8:30am Registration

8:30-10:00am MBDA Session-I: Lab-to-Market and Entrepreneurship 

10:00-10:15am Mid-Morning Break

10:15-11:30am General Session Lab-to-Market and Entrepreneurship

11:30-11:45am Break; Proceed to CNST Tour 

11:45-12:30pm Facility Tour - Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology 

12:30-1:45pm Lunch – On Your Own 

1:45-2:00pm Break; Proceed to Bus for NCNR Tour 

2:00-2:45pm Facility Tour - NIST Center for Neutron Research

2:45pm Return to Administration Bldg.

2:45-3:00pm Afternoon Break Registration Area Closing

3:30-3:30pm General Session: Learned Outcomes

3:30pm Adjourn

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 closed!!  

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vincente


Room Block is Closed!!
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: