April 18-19, 2012
The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE) is an organization to promote research in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs), involving utilization of national user facilities - in particular, the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) at Brookhaven National Laboratory - as well as to facilitate education and research training, especially for members of minority groups: African-Americans, Hispanics, and women.
The InSynC program enables high school teachers and students to gain remote access to experimenting with synchrotron beamtime through a competitive, peer-reviewed proposal process. The program trains both teachers and students to formulate a hypothesis-driven scientific problem and learn the skills of writing a competitive beamtime proposal.
Purpose and Scope
The joint InSynC-INCREASE Workshop will consist of introductory lectures on synchrotron science, techniques, and operations. Hands-on experimental activities will be offered to participants using a variety of beamlines. Additionally, there will be a writing tutorial focused on the development of competitive beamtime proposals for independent research at the NSLS.
The workshop is open to all MSI tenured or tenure-track faculty and Long Island high-school teachers.