DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Workshop

New Efforts to Expand Activities at HBCUs and MIs

Prairie View A&M University FM 1098 Road & University Drive Prairie View, TX 77446

November 07, 2018

 
AGENDA
   
   
 
Wednesday - November 07, 2018
 
8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center
   
9:00 am Welcome & Opening Session
  Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium
   
 
Presiding:
Dr. Pamela Holland Obiomon, Dean
The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering
Prairie View A & M University
 
Welcome
The Honorable David Allen
Mayor, City of Prairie View

Dr. James M. Palmer, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Prairie View A & M University
   
9:15 am
Overview of OUSD(R&E) HBCU/MI Program and Introduction of Speaker
 
Mrs. Evelyn Kent, DoD HBCU/MI Program Director
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
 
Keynote Speaker:
Ruth J. Simmons, President
Prairie View A & M University
 
9:45 am
Status of the Strategies for HBCU/MI Engagement: Section 233 of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act
Session will feature Program Managers from Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Agencies presenting new initiatives and opportunities for research funding in novel and cutting-edge topics of interest to DoD.
 
 
Moderator:
Ms. Patricia Huff
HBCU/MI Program Manager/Technology Integration and Outreach
Army Research Office – Information Sciences Directorate
 
Panelists:
Mrs. Evelyn Kent
DoD HBCU/MI Program Director
OUSD(R&E)

Dr. Matthew Willis
Director for Laboratory Management
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Research and Technology
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Mr. Anthony C. Smith, Sr.
Director/Program Manager
HBCU/MI Programs
Department of Navy (DoN)

Mr. Joseph Gordon
Air Force Tech Transfer and Transition Director
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Mr. David Busigo
Director, Small Business Programs Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

COL Benjamin G. Ward, U.S. Air Force
Chief Scientist, RD-ST
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Research Directorate (DTRA)
 
10:30 am Questions and Answers
   
10:45 am Morning Break
   
11:00 pm
HBCU/MI Research and Engineering Success Stories within DoD
Session will include a panel of HBCU/MI Principal Investigators who will discuss strategies for successful engagement with DoD. The focus will be on approaches to engaging with DoD program managers for research and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) success.
 
 
Moderator:
Dr. Lijun Qian
Principal Investigator and Director
DoD Center of Excellence in Research and Education for Big Military Data Intelligence
AT&T Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prairie View A&M University
 
Panelists:
Dr. Abdalla Darwish
Professor and Chair of Physics and Pre-Engineering Department
Dillard University

Dr. George Hsieh
Professor and Director of the DoD Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity
Norfolk State University

Dr. Tiffany Oliver
Associate Professor in Biology
Spelman College

Dr. Abdollah Homaifar
Duke Energy Eminent Professor and Director of the DoD Center of Excellence in Autonomy (TECHLAV)
North Carolina A&T State University
 
12:00 noon Luncheon and Networking (Poster Presentations)
 
 
Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center Ballroom
Maduforo Eze, Student Government Association President
Prairie View A&M University
 
1:00 pm Poster Presentations
   
1:30 pm Fiscal Year 2019 Congressional Direction: Expanding the Involvement of HBCUs/MIs
  Session will share information on DoD-wide opportunities including Small Business, Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC), University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC), Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) and Public-Private Partnerships.

Moderator:
Mrs. Evelyn Kent
DoD HBCU/MI Program Director
OUSD(R&E)

Panelists:
Mr. Jose Gonzalez
Executive Director
Human Capital Initiatives (HCI)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S))

Ms. Ashley Scott
Contractor Support
DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
(OUSD(A&S))

Dr. Daryush Ila
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer
Fayetteville State University

OSD Studies, FFRDC and UARC Management Presentation (Moderator)
   
2:30 pm Budget and Contracting (DoD and University Participation)
 
Session will lay the groundwork for developing applications and proposals with sound budgets. Topics will include budget realism, cost effectiveness, program limits, in-kind and cash options, and future funding options.
 
Moderator:
Dr. Vallen L. Emery, Jr.
Program Manager
HBCU/MI Outreach
U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Special Projects and HBCU/MI Programs
 
Panelists:
Mrs. Vonetta G. McNeal
Branch Chief
Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG)
Research Triangle Park Division

Ms. Patricia Huff
HBCU/MI Program Manager/Technology Integration and Outreach
Army Research Office – Information Sciences Directorate

Olusola Ewulo
Director of Sponsored Programs
Office of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs
Prairie View A&M University

Edlyn-Kay Walsh
Associate Director of Sponsored Programs
Office of Research, Innovation and Sponsored Programs
Prairie View A&M University
   
3:30 pm Afternoon Break
   
3:45 pm Networking and Matchmaking Session
 
Session will allow attendees to network with DoD Personnel and Workshop Participants in "Essential Research Areas." DoD Personnel will be available to discuss research interests and answer contracting questions. Attendees can mingle and move among areas to gain insights and share their capabilities.
 
4:30 pm Questions and Answers/Closing Remarks
 
Mrs. Evelyn Kent
DoD HBCU/MI Program Director (OUSD(R&E))
OUSD(R&E)
   
5:00 pm Evaluations and Adjourn