Faculty and Student Teams and National Laboratories: Expanding the Reach of Research Opportunities and Workforce Development

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The Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) Program, a cooperative effort between the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF), brings together collaborative research teams composed of a researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and a faculty member with two or three undergraduate students from a college or university. Begun by the Department of Energy in 2000 with the primary goal of building research capacity at a faculty member's home institution, the FaST Program focuses its recruiting efforts on faculty from colleges and universities with limited research facilities and those institutions that serve populations under-represented ... continued below

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Blackburn,N.; White, K. & Stegman, M. August 5, 2009.

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The Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) Program, a cooperative effort between the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF), brings together collaborative research teams composed of a researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and a faculty member with two or three undergraduate students from a college or university. Begun by the Department of Energy in 2000 with the primary goal of building research capacity at a faculty member's home institution, the FaST Program focuses its recruiting efforts on faculty from colleges and universities with limited research facilities and those institutions that serve populations under-represented in the fields of science, engineering and technology, particularly women and minorities. Once assembled, a FaST team spends a summer engaged in hands-on research working alongside a laboratory scientist. This intensely collaborative environment fosters sustainable relationships between the faulty members and BNL that allow faculty members and their BNL colleagues to submit joint proposals to federal agencies, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, reform local curriculum, and develop new or expand existing research labs at their home institutions.

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  • Report No.: BNL--82384-2009
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-98CH10886
  • DOI: 10.2172/964728 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 964728
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc932860

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Blackburn,N.; White, K. & Stegman, M. Faculty and Student Teams and National Laboratories: Expanding the Reach of Research Opportunities and Workforce Development, report, August 5, 2009; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc932860/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.