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November 30, 2017    Eight undergraduates received 2017 IMREL Student Award: Carlin Ashford, Marion Graylion, Shanell Jackson, Aleeyah Johniken, Tyhirah Livingston, Zariana Mobley, Larissa Stewart, and Tajah Trapier. Congratulations to them!

May 26, 2017    Zariana Mobley was accepted for DoD Summer Internship Program from 05/30/2017 to 08/06/2017 at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. Congratulations to her!

May 26, 2017     Three undergraduates (Chibu Umerah, Daniel Loeven, Lenore Miller) were accepted for NSF-funded REU summer research from 05/28/2017 to 07/28/2017 at Tuskegee University. Congratulations to them!

May 23, 2017     Undergraduate Carlin Ashford was accepted for NSF-funded REU summer research from 05/23/2017 to 08/01/2017 at University of Houston. Congratulations to him!

May 13, 2017     Two undergraduates (Shardai Johnson and Chibu Umerah) graduated from FSU. They received BS in Chemistry with minor in Materials Science. They were accepted for NSF IGERT Fellowship graduate program at Tuskegee University. Congratulations to them!

February 17, 2017    The Fayetteville State University Student Chapter of the Materials Research Society has been awarded with a Special Projects Grant in $999.34 from the Materials Research Society Foundation. This grant will support research activities by the Materials Science students. This project is led by the President of the Student Chapter, Chibu Umerah, undergraduate at FSU with major in Chemistry and minor in Materials Science.

January 25, 2017    An undergraduate Laura Lovell was selected to participate in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the Summer 2017 Term.She will conduct a research project on Nanostructured Catalysts.

December 2, 2016    An undergraduate Chibu Umerah received a travel award for the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM. She will present her research conducted during REU research at Tuskegee University in summer 2016, supervised by Dr. Vijaya Rangari.

November 4, 2016    An undergraduate Laura Lovell in the Materials Science Program was awarded with Excellence for Best Research Presentation at the 24th International Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2016), October 30 - November 4, 2016, Fort Worth, Texas.  [Link]

August 9, 2016    Materials Science Program was recognized as BroncoBest with 100% Student Service Satisfaction for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.

May 18, 2016    Three female undergraduates (Shardai Johnson, Chibu Umerah and Christina Young) were accepted for NSF-sponsored REU summer research from May 29 to July 29 at Tuskegee University. Each of them is provided with a stipend of $5,000. Congratulations to them!

April 26, 2016    An undergraduate Materials Science minor Christina Young was accepted to Tuskegee University for Master of Science Degree in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

April 15, 2016    Student Presentation and Student Award Ceremony. Three undergraduate students (Shardai Johnson, Chibu Umerah and Christina Young) presented research at IMREL. The following students were recognized for IMREL Student Award for Excellence in Research: Shardai Johnson, Chibu Umerah, Christina Young, John Moch, Laura Lovell, Shivaliben Patel, Emily Oshita, Daniel Loven and Furaha Ive.

IMREL Student Award Ceremony

                                                    IMREL Student Award Ceremony

March 8, 2016    An undergraduate Materials Science minor Mr. John Moch was accepted to participate the prestigious Blue Waters Student Internship Program, with a stipend of $5,000.

February 3, 2016    An undergraduate Materials Science minor Ms. Shivaliben Patel was selected to serve as Chancellor for a Day on February 3, 2016.  [Link]

July 27, 2015    An undergraduate Materials Science minor Ms. Shardai Johnson conducted research with Dr. Zhiping Luo at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. The work was published on J. Nanomater.  [Link]

May 17, 2015  - July 24, 2015    An undergraduate Materials Science minor Ms. Shardai Johnson conducted NSF-supported REU research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, with a stipend of $5,000.  [Link]

May 2015    An undergraduate student Noel Niyoyankunze was accepted to the Materials Science Program for master degreee at Norfolk State University.

November 30 - December 5, 2014    An undergraduate Materials Science minor Ms. Chibu Umerah was involved in a project which was awarded as the 3rd Place in Innovation in Materials Science Competition at the Materials Research Society 2014 Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. Title: ViVex-Cel Advanced Wound Recovery Device, by Dr. Dr. Carla Raineri Padilla and Ms. Chibu Umerah.  [Link]

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