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DE-SC0022469: Texas Research Expanding Nuclear Diversity (TREND)

Award Status: Active
  • Institution: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • DUNS: 020271826
  • Most Recent Award Date: 05/03/2024
  • Number of Support Periods: 3
  • PM: Bryson, Tasia
  • Current Budget Period: 09/15/2023 - 02/14/2025
  • Current Project Period: 09/15/2023 - 02/14/2029
  • PI: Yennello, Sherry
  • Supplement Budget Period: N/A

Public Abstract

Texas Research Expanding Nuclear Diversity

S.J. Yennello, Texas A&M University (Principal Investigator)

 Jorge Muñoz & José Leo Bañuelos ,University of Texas at El Paso; Justin Mabiala, Prairie View A&M University; Larry W. May & Lauren A. McIntosh, Texas A&M University; Toni Sauncy, Texas Lutheran University (Co-Investigators)

The State of Texas is uniquely situated to contribute to broadening participation in nuclear physics. Nearly 40% of the population of Texas is Hispanic and 13% Black or African American. Although the likelihood of obtaining a college degree for Black and Hispanic students lags that of their non-Hispanic white counterparts,this still provides a rich pool of talent that we can recruit into the field of nuclear physics. By coupling the research capabilities at the Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute with dedicated mentoring of students from minority-serving institutions, we can open the field of nuclear physics as a career possibility for this cohort of promising students. This project will support promising young people to embark on a career in nuclear physics. With a variety of talented students, outstanding mentoring faculty, and quality research opportunities, TAMU, UTEP, TLU, PVAM and SJC  will partner in the project to increase the workforce pipeline from Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) to careers in nuclear physics. 

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