This article describes the challenges that McNair scholars face and provides recommendations for developing a coordinated planning system similar to the one that currently exists in UT-Austin's DDCE, which integrates the university's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium and the McNair program--a collaboration that is beginning to address these challenges, thus offering insights for other universities.
As both programs are housed in the UT-Austin DDCE, there has been some cross-collaboration; yet, there remains a need for continued emphasis on integrating programming and expanding the growing partnership within UT-Austin, a partnership that can serve as a model for other institutions.
successfully incubated to independence the African American Youth Harvest Foundation, an organization deeply involved with supporting in-school suspension programs in order to break the school-to-prison cycle.
The DuPont biofuels effort mentioned above is an area where we expect DuPont and DDCE
technologies to provide the superior technology needed to meet the growing needs for renewably sourced liquid fuel.
CEO Joseph Skurla reported that DDCE
's Vonore, Tennessee, demo plant is on track for completion in 2010."Within two to three years people will be fueling their tanks with ethanol made from corn cobs and switchgrass," he said.
"In spite of the challenging economic and financial environment, DDCE
is investing aggressively in its demonstration plant and engineering program to prepare for biorefinery deployment in 2012, on schedule with our previously announced plans.