PARTNERSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN MATERIALS
 
 
 
PREM Scholars Summer Program
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TBD on Funding

What is PREM/NASA?

One of the main goals of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) and the NASA programs is to enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative research and education partnerships between minority- serving colleges and universities and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR)-supported centers and facilities and NASA. The overall objective of PREM is to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science and NASA is to develop a high capacity lithium battery for space exploration.

PREM/NASA Scholars Summer Bridge Program?

PREM’s summer bridge component is specially designed for entering freshmen who are majoring in chemistry (ACS-tract) and Dual Degree Engineering at Xavier University of LA. Freshman year mathematics (Calculus I) is offered along with exposure to cutting edge research methods, technical writing, oral presentations, time management, and study skills to ensure academic success. Students will receive a stipend of $2500.

Who is eligible?

Students must be accepted in the PREM/NASA program to participate. For more information go to www.xula.edu/PREM and click on Scholarship.

When and where is the PREM/NASA Bridge program held?

The PREM Scholars Summer Bridge Program will be held on the Xavier University campus in New Orleans, Louisiana. Students may move in to the residence hall beginning on Friday, June 26, 2015 and classes will end Friday, July 31, 2015. Students must check out of the dormitories by noon on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Expenses

The PREM/NASA program is supported and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR). Therefore, PREM expenses including room, board and fees will be provided for those students who are selected. Miscellaneous expenses such as travel to and from Xavier’s campus as well as personal items will be the responsibility of the participant. Students are responsible to pay for own course.

How do I apply/register?

To apply, print the Registration Packet below, complete, and forward it to:  Ms. Terry Lawrence, PREM/NASA Office, Xavier University of Louisiana, Department of Chemistry, 1 Drexel Drive-Box 114, New Orleans, LA 70125. Email: TLawren1@Xula.edu; Tel: 504-520-7245, Fax: 504-520-7942.

The Health Assessment Form should be submitted to: Ms. Terry Lawrence, PREM/NASA Office, Xavier University of Louisiana, 1 Drexel Drive-Box 114, New Orleans, LA 70125. Email: TLawren1@Xula.edu; Tel: 504-520-7245, Fax: 504-520-7942.

GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Airport Shuttle New Orleans
    • Taxis (YellowPages.com)
    • Hotels Near Xavier Xavier is about 10 minutes away from the 20,000+ hotel rooms in the French Quarter/Central Business District/SuperDome area of New Orleans. Therefore, even though most of the hotels in that area are expensive ($100 or more a day), we suggest that you choose a hotel there because that area is generally safe and there numerous restaurants/night spots within walking distance.

Additional information about New Orleans is available at the following links:

IMPORTANT DATES


Date

What to do

June 26, 2015 Check in

Residence Hall Check-in
Males

  • St. Michael's

3935 Pine Street, New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7347
Females

  • St. Katharine Drexel

7238 Dixon Street, New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7350

Continue Residence Hall Check-in

 June 29, 2015

Introductory Calculus, MATH 1070-01; Dr. Andrew Klimas
Class begins at 8:35 and ends at 10:30 AM.
Administration Building, Room 312

 July 31st, 2015

Final Exams at 8 AM

 August 1st, 2015 check out

Residence Hall Check-out
All students must check out of the dormitory by 12:00 noon      

 

 
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