Wiley College in conjunction with the Texas Association of Developing Colleges, which consists of Texas HBCUs, today took part in a day-long workshop that was designed to help small institutions become better equipped to access the National Science Foundation’s $7 billion research and education program portfolio.
Presented at Wiley by NSF officers, the technical training was the first of its type in East Texas. Texas State Representative Chris Paddie (District 9) and Kathey Comer, East Texas Regional Director for U.S. Senator John Cornyn, gave the welcome and greeted NSF trainers and HBCU and HCI participants at the opening of the workshop.
Dr. James J. Bolton ’99, Dean of the Department of Pre-Health Sciences at Odessa College, served as a facilitator during today’s training.
National Science Foundation administrators who presented at the event were Dr. Clytrice Austin-Watson, Director for the HBCU Undergraduate Education and Human Resources program; Ms. Jannele L. Gosey, Grants Management Specialist; Dr. LeRoy Jones II, Program Director for the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program; and Dr. Cesar Nufio, Program Officer in the Populations and Community Ecology Cluster within the Directorate of Environmental Biology.
Focusing on different aspects of grant procurement, the NSF officers each shared keys to creating successful proposals/programs geared to recruiting, retaining, and training students who are interested in STEM careers.
Member schools of the Texas Association of Developing Colleges are Huston Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian College, Paul Quinn College, Texas College, and Wiley College.
Photo Caption for Group photo:
Pictured at today’s National Science Foundation Technical Assistance Workshop are NSF Program Officer Ms. Jannele L. Gosey, Dr. I. Warren Sanders, Executive Director of the Texas Association of Developing Colleges; NSF Program Officer Dr. Clytrice Austin-Watson; Dr. James J. Bolton ’99, Dean, Department of Pre-Health Sciences at Odessa College; Mrs. Karen Helton, Special Assistant to the President/Director of Sponsored Programs at Wiley; Dr. Brooke Woodard, Dean of Division of Sciences at Wiley; NSF Program Officer Dr. LeRoy Jones II; and NSF Program Officer Dr. Cesar Nufio.
Photo caption of seated participants and Chris Paddie at Podium:
Texas State Representative Chris Paddie welcomes presenters and participants of the ‘National Science Foundation Inspiring and Educating Technical Workshop’ for STEM faculty at HBCUs and HSIs.