This NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) project will build and support to grow a long-term partnership between the Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL) at Fayetteville State University (FSU) funded by NSF, and the Center for High Resolution Neutron Scattering (CHRNS), a national user facility co-funded by NSF and by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).

The vision of this IMREL-CHRNS PREM (IC-PREM) project is to build and grow a long-term partnership that supports cutting-edge materials research as the context for producing a diverse, motivated, and skilled cadre of minority and female students as future professional leaders in Materials Science and Engineering fields. The IC-PREM partnership is organized around a common theme of structure-processing-property correlations of nanomaterials to support student training in the context of research using neutron scattering.