Under the DHS Scientific Leadership Awards for Minority
Serving Institutions grant program,
U. S. Department of
Homeland Security awarded a grant to Cal State L.A.
entitled: "BioSecurity Research and Education Programs at Cal
State L.A." in April 2009 (Principal Investigator: Dr. Howard
Xu). This three-year grant supports the following programs:
project of a junior faculty (Dr.
Howard Xu) with active student participation focusing on
development of techniques for rapid detection of bacterial
of a BioSecurity Concentration within the Microbiology Major to
educate future workforce of homeland security specializing in
establishment of research training and internship sites and
programs for students of the BioSecurity Concentration on
campus, around Southern California and at National Laboratories;
Awarding of DHS BioSecurity Scholarships (application form
pdf) to highly qualified and motivated
undergraduate students who will receive stipends, academic
research training in faculty laboratories and summer internships
at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico;
recruiting efforts on campus and around L.A. basin to increase
awareness of careers in homeland security and Cal State L.A.'s BioSecurity Programs.