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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 130-95
March 14, 1995

DOD AWARDS $46 MILLION FOR INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT PROGRAM

FOR HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

AND MINORITY INSTITUTIONS

Deputy Secretary of Defense John Deutch announced today plans to award grants and contracts totalling some $46 million to 37 professors at 31 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs) for science, mathematics, and engineering infrastructure support programs. These were competitively selected from 81 proposals submitted to the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency in response to a solicitation in August 1994.

Recipients of the awards will establish educational research consortia, centers for aerospace studies, or purchase equipment for educational infrastructure and/or research needs. Awards ranging from $65,000 for equipment to $9 million for a five-year education/research consortium are expected to be made in the third quarter of fiscal year 1995. Awards will be made only after written agreements have been reached between the Department and the institutions. Fiscal year 1994 and 1995 funds for these awards total $24 million. Additional funding requirements for $22 million are contingent upon future appropriations. A list of recipients is attached. INSTITUTION DEPARTMENT PRINC INVESTIGATOR SERVICE

Alabama A&M Univ, AL Dept of Physics Dr. Anup Sharma ARPA

CUNY, Medgar Evers College, NY Dept of Biology Dr. Edward Catapane Navy

California State Univ., Los Angeles, CA Dept of Elec Engr Dr. Fred Daneshgaran ARPA

Central State University, OH Dept of Chemistry Dr. Vijay Gupta Navy

Clark Atlanta University, GA Theoretical Studies Dr. Carlos Handy ARPA

Delaware State University, DE Dept of Chemistry/Biology Dr. Stan Ivey Navy

Dillard University, LA Division of Natural Science Dr. Sylvanus Nwosu Navy

Elizabeth City State Univ., NC Dept of Math & Computer Science Dr. Linda Hayden Navy

Florida A&M University, FL Dept of Physics Dr. Charles Weatherford Navy

Florida International Univ., FL Dept of Industrial Engr Dr. Frank Chen ARPA

Florida International Univ., FL Dept of Elec & Computer Engr Dr. Grover Larkins, Jr. Air Force

Grambling State University, LA Dept of Math and Computer Science Dr. Muddapu Balaram Army

Howard University, DC Systems & Comp Science Prof Don Coleman Air Force

Howard University, DC Dept of Mechanical Engr Dr. Lewis Thigpen ARPA

Jackson State University, MS Dept of Chemistry/Biology Dr. Jeffery Zubkowski Navy

Knoxville College, TN Dept of Math & Natural Science Dr. Mansour Mansour Navy

Lincoln University, PA Dept of Physics Dr. Jin Tong Wang Navy

Morehouse College, GA Dept of Chemistry Prof Morris Waugh ARPA

Morris Brown College, GA Dept of Chemistry Dr. Gloria Anderson Navy

NC A&T State University, NC Dept of Chemical Engr Dr. Vinayak Kabadi Air Force

NC Central University, NC Dept of Chemistry Prof Robert Izydore Navy

New Mexico Highlands Univ., NM Dept of Physics Prof Gary Duerksen ARPA

Norfolk State University, VA Center for Materials Research Dr. Heidi Ries ARPA

Prairie View A&M University, TX College of Engr & Archit Dr. Paul Biney Air Force

Prairie View A&M University, TX College of Engr & Archit Dr. Thomas Fogarty Navy/ARPA

Tennessee State University, TN Dept of Mechanical Engr Prof Amir Shirkhodie Navy

Texas A&M Univ., Kingsvile, TX Dept of Mech & Ind Engr Dr. Robert McLauchlan Navy

Texas A&M Univ., Corpus Christi, TX Blucher Inst Dr. Katherine Price Navy

Tuskegee University, AL Dept of Aerospace Engr Dr. Kwasi Bofah Navy

Tuskegee University, AL School of Engineering Dr. Shaik Jeelani Army

Univ of Guam, GU College of Nursing Dr. Kathy Tang ARPA

Univ of New Mexico, NM Dept of Chemistry Prof Mark Hampden-Smith Navy

Univ of New Mexico, NM Center for High Tech Materials Dr. Kevin Malloy Air Force

Univ of Texas-El Paso, TX Dept of Civil Engineering Dr. Roberto Osegueda Air Force

Univ of Texas-El Paso, TX Dept of Chemistry Dr. Leonard ter Haar ARPA

Univ of Texas-San Antonio, TX Dept of Math & Computer Science Prof Xiaodong Zhang ARPA

West Virginia State College, WV Dept of Chemistry Prof Vernon Fletcher Navy

Army-sponsored programs establish Research Consortia; Navy and ARPA awards are for instrumentation; and Air Force awards establish Centers for Future Aerospace Science and Technology (FAST)


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