2nd National Ron McNair Symposium on Science and Technology Frontiers
Shaping the technology of the future
January 27-28, 2003
NC A&T State University
Memorial Union, Stallings Ballroom

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Call for papers

The Ronald E. McNair Symposium on Science and Technology Frontiers; the Role of HBCUs in  21st Century Higher Education will be held on the campus of NC A&T State University  in Greensboro, NC, on January 27-28, 2003. The symposium will attract a host of  graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, administrators, and the  general academic community to discuss cutting edge scientific research and to 
promote the role of HBCU's in the 21st century. There will be keynote addresses by 
noted scholars, and posters presented by students and faculty from US higher 
learning institutions as well as national laboratories around the US. This is a 
call to submit poster abstracts, which reflect research and education efforts in 
basic and applied sciences and engineering. Please submit a one page abstract on 
your current or recent research results on any of the following general subject 
areas 

(1) Basic Science: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Astrobiology, , Biology, Biochemistry, 
Biophysics physics, Geology, Geophysics, chemistry, Ocean, Earth Sciences, space 
science, Acoustics and Music ,Mathematics, computational sciences, material science,  earth science etc.

(2) Engineering and Technology: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, 
Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Ocean, Aerospace Biomedical, Military , 
Space Technology 

(3) Agriculture: Education, Extension, Precision agriculture, Sustainable 
Development, Agromedicine, Telemedicine, Animal Science, etc

(4) Applications: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, High 
Technology Health Care, Medicine, Environment, etc.

(5) Humanities : Economics, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Politics, International
Relations, Globalization and Global Security, Science and Society, ethics Bioethics,  Food Security, Conflict Resolution etc.

(6) Education and Multimedia: Technology for Education, Technology Tools for 
Learning, Learn Science Any where, Assessment Tools, Educational Software, 
Edutainment, Teacher Training, K-life Education, Outreach, Leave No Child Behind, 
etc. 

Who should attend ?

(1) All faculty and students, and particularly those involved (past and current) in 
Ron McNair programs around the US

(2) Graduate recruiters

(3) Career Councillors and potential employers

(4) Friends and colleagues Dr. Ronald E. McNair

(5) Science and Technology Companies to demonstrate the latest products in the 
fields of measurement and characterization 

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Benefits

(1) Students will present papers and will be exposed to the best minds in the 
frontiers of science and technology research/education in the US

(2) Students will have access to recruiters and graduate councilors

(3) Your work will be recognized by high level administrators, and colleagues 
through issuance of certificate of participation

(4) Students with highest ratings by a panel of judges for scientific presentations 
will be recognized by high level administrators and colleagues

(5) You will introduce education and research opportunities for students in your 
state or university

(6) You and your students will have a free copy of the proceedings and Abstract 
Booklet

(7) This is an exiting opportunity for students and the academic community to 
network and discuss recent research and education efforts on science and Technology 
frontiers.

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Deadlines: The deadline for submitting an abstract is January 15, 2003. The deadline for full  paper submission is on February 15, 2003 

Abstract submission: all abstracts and full documents must be in Word format. The  documents must be mailed electronically as an attachment to gutaye@ncat.edu. PLEASE INDICATE IF  YOU WISH TO GIVE ORAL OR POSTER PRESNTATION

Proceedings: The proceedings of the conference will be published in a single volume.

Website: http://www.physics.ncat.edu/~michael/mcnair/ 

Contact Address

All communication regarding this symposium must be addressed to 

Abebe Kebede, Ron McNair Symposium 
Department of Physics , NC A&T State University , Greensboro, NC 27411
Telephone:336-256-2039 Fax: 336-256-0815
You can also send your abstract as an attachment to gutaye@ncat.edu

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Registration Information

Early registration is strongly recommended to all participants. The deadline for 
registration is January 15, 2003. Email the following preliminary information with 
the your abstract (if applicable) as a text or in MSWord Format.

Last Name 

First Name

Affiliation

Mailing Address

Phone

Fax

E-mail

( ) Undergraduate Student. Name of School

( ) Graduate Student. Name of School

( ) NC A&T State University ( )Faculty ( )Administrator 

( ) Oral Presentation ( )Poster Presentation ( )Just Attending

( ) Other Faculty. Name of university

( )Exhibitor. Affiliation

( ) Recruiter. Affiliation

() Sponsor. Affiliation

REGISTRATION FFES

The registration fee for the conference is as follows: 

(1) Full participants US$150.00, if paid by January 15

(2) US$175,00, If paid after January 15

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS 

(1) US $75 If paid by January 15 

(2)US $100 If paid after January 15

The registration fee for participants includes participation at all sessions, the 
Book of Abstracts, full proceedings as well as conference materials. All refreshments  and lunch are provided for free. 

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Exhibitors and Recruiters

Registration and fees for recruiters, career councilors and exhibitors is 
$500/table.

Advertisement in Symposium booklet and proceedings
(1) Front Page $300
(2) Front Back Page $250
(3) Inside pages $100
(4) Inside back page $250
(5) Back page $300

SEND REGISTRATION FEES ALL ADDISTIONAL FEES: 
Please make check payable to "McNair Symposium NC A&TSU"
and mail the check with your registration information to:
Attn: Ms. Tonya N. Sanddler
McNair Program, NC A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411
 

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PROGRAM

Stallings Ballroom(January 27, 2003)
8:00 AM-
4:00PM
Registration
8:30 AM- 10:30 AM Breakfast -Plenary sessions- Stallings Ballroom
Dr. Barbara Williams, University of Delaware
Dr. James Lindsey, Howard University

Breakout Session I

Oral Presentations


Student Union
11:00 AM-
12:30 PM
Student Presentations
12:30 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM- 2:15 PM Student Presentations
2:15 PM- 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM Lunchoen-Plenary Session
Mr. Marcelle C.Buford

Breakout Session II

Oral Presentations

4:15 PM-
6:15PM
ROral Presentaions
DINNNER ON YOUR OWN
6:45 PM Student Sweatshirt Exchange
EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
7:00 PM Step Exhibition (Greek Organization)
Home Basketbal Game vs Norfolk State University
Special Lyceum Program (Robinson Theatre

TUESDAY Jauary 28, 2003

All POSTER SESSIONS ARE SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY AFTER THE RON McNAIR CELEBRATION

ACCOMMODATION: Rooms at special rates for conference participants for the 
duration of the conference and the weekends before and after the conference have 
been negotiated with several area hotels: Please call (336)334-7109 for 
reservation. 

Please also fax your registration form together with your registration fee. You are 
strongly urged to observe the deadline of January 15, 2003 for the special rate.
TIME SCHEDULE

January 15,2003: Deadline for abstract submission 
February 15,2003; Deadline for Full Manuscript

National Program Committee:

Abebe Kebede, NC A&T State University
Marcelle. C. Buford, Georgia Tech
Deatric Foster , University of Florida, Gainsville
Keith Jackson, Lawrence Bekeley Laboratory
Warren Buck, University of Washington, Bothell
Keith Baker, Hampton University
Calvin Howell, Duke University
 

Local Organizing Committee:

Abebe Kebede, NC A&T State University
Patricia O'Connor, NC A&T State University
S. Burns, NC A&T State University
Ashot Gasparian, NC A&T State University
Samuel Danagoulian, NC A&T State University
 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hotel Reservation: Blocked up to January 6, 2003
Greensboro Marriott Downtown $89.00 plus tax
Tel: 336-379 8000 or 1-800 228-9290

Park Lane Hotel at Four Seasons $68.00 plus Tax
336-294 4565, 1800-942 9290

Driving directions and Campus information
 

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Instructions about posters and oral presentations

(1) Make sure that you have everything you need. Poster boards and the necessary 
accessories. We don't provide poster boards and accessories, we provide space.

(2)  Please look your very best and professional

EVALUATION (POSTER AND ORAL PRESENTATION)

You will get visits from the invited speakers and the symposium committee and 
judges. Your poster will be evaluated based on a set of criteria that will be 
decided by the scientific committee. The criteria may include 

(1)You must be a student(graduate and undergraduate) 

(2) Depth and breadth of your knowledge of the subject matter related to the research (Graduate) 

(3) Demonstration of how interdisciplinary fields play a role in understanding your 
(Graduate and undergraduate) 

(4) Your mastery of the experimental and theoretical aspect of the research as well 
as your understanding of the data (undergraduate and graduate) 

(5) General Presentation (appearance, tidiness and other) 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

All oral presentations are on Monday January 27,2003 beginning 8:00 AM. Please be there on time. For complete schdule download this short program here. 
 

POSTER IDENTIFICATION: All poster presentations are on January 28, 2003. 
 

(1) To check your poster number go to 

http://www.physics.ncat.edu/~michael/mcnair/abstract1/ 

(2) PLEASE LABEL YOUR POSTERS. "POSTER 1" "POSTER 2" etc.
WHEN AND WHERE TO BRING YOUR POSTER: Date January 28, 2003

(a)You must bring your poster by 9:00 AM to the Student Memorial Union EXHIBITION 
HALL and begin the set up at the designated space which is the same as YOUR 
POSTER NUMBER.

(b)Your posters must be ready for inspection by members of the scientific 
committee by 10:00 AM.

The NC A&T Community and invited guests begin viewing your poster at 11:00 AM 

This session ends at 4:00 PM.

PLEASE DON'T REMOVE the posters even if you leave the conference. You don't 
need to be at your poster all the time.