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A National Science Foundation† Center for Excellence in Research in Science and Technology

THE CENTERíS HISTORY

The Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials was established at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia on November 1, 2006. Its inaugural funding was as that of a National Science Foundation Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology.† The programs and activities of the Center are designed to meet the dual goals of advancing human understanding of the nanoscale and of increasing the capacity of Clark Atlanta University to train talented scientists in the physical sciences. The Center is multidisciplinary and though residing at Clark Atlanta University, is multi-institutional and brings into a mutually beneficial and cooperative relationship two-year and four-year colleges, research universities, international laboratories and the K-12 community. Furthermore, the Center brings together researchers and educators from different disciplines with demonstrated and complementary strengths in performing quality research and training future scientists and leaders.

THE CENTER'S MISSION

In establishing the Center, the University has charged it with several important tasks. Among them are:† to conduct beneficial and innovative research with the objective of realizing the potential of nanotechnology for the benefit of the Nation and all humanity,† to increase the number of students pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees in the natural and physical sciences by increasing the number of students in the precollege and two-year college pipeline, who will pursue degrees in the natural and physical sciences, and to enhance the productivity of participating researchers by a program of infrastructure enrichment.†

THE CENTER'S VISION††††† †††††††††††† ††††††††††††

The Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials at Clark Atlanta University performs training and research in nanoscience.† The Center is a collaborative effort amongst faculty, students and administration.† Its research efforts will have a substantial and beneficial impact on the global community.† In addition to its highly motivating and nurturing environment, the Center will provide an atmosphere that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas and will encourage innovation and creativity.† The Center aspires to be a world renowned enterprise in the field of nanoscience, serving the Nationís needs for first class scientific research and top rate researchers.

...Center will be an exceptional locus of

††††††††† extraordinary talent, visionary ideas...

CENTER for FUNCTIONAL

NANOSCALE MATERIALS