June 13, 2024
5 min

FedTech Empowers Future Innovators Through MSI Connect

The Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Connect program, spearheaded by Brookhaven National Laboratory and the DOE Office of Technology Transitions, provides a unique opportunity for MSI undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. This immersive summer fellowship unites these bright minds, pairing them with advanced DOE lab technologies to foster hands-on experience and cultivate innovative insights.

Acknowledging Our Partners

Our efforts are bolstered by the unwavering support and continued partnership of numerous ecosystem individuals and entities. A heartfelt thank you to Poornima Upadhya, Vanessa Z Chan , David Kistin , Hannah Farquar, Anthony Armaly, Jessica Moose, Robert Sleeper, Leah Bower, Fan Shi, and Chris Matranga for their invaluable contributions.

FedTech: Catalyzing Entrepreneurial Growth

FedTech proudly serves as an entrepreneurial content lead during the program’s intensive five-day Bootcamps. Our role is crucial in guiding participants as they engage with DOE lab technologies within three strategic focus areas: Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Nuclear Energy, and Renewable Energy, with a particular emphasis on wind energy.

Bridging Innovation Across DOE Labs

FedTech's involvement spans various U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) labs, where we provide comprehensive support and mentorship to teams of aspiring innovators. These labs include:

The program is enriched by the participation of various distinguished Minority-Serving Institutions, including Howard University, Hampton University, The University of Texas at El Paso, West Virginia State University, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, The University of New Mexico, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Texas Southern University, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, and University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. This diversity enhances the collaborative experience and fosters a robust exchange of ideas and perspectives, driving the boundaries of innovation.

Looking Ahead

FedTech remains committed to empowering the next generation of innovators through programs like MSI Connect. By providing the tools, mentorship, and opportunities necessary for success, we are shaping a future where technology and innovation are accessible to all.

Learn more about FedTech's role in MSI Connect HERE.

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