PREM Scholars Summer Program

TBD on Funding

What is PREM?

The main goal of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) is to enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative research and education partnerships between minority- serving colleges and universities and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR)-supported centers and facilities. The overall objective of PREM is to encourage the next generation of researchers to develop and retain a love of mathematics and science.

PREM Scholars Summer Bridge Program?

PREM’s summer bridge component is specially designed for entering freshmen who are majoring in chemistry (ACS-tract), physics (BS-tract), or engineering at Xavier University of LA. Freshman year mathematics (pre-calculus or calculus) is offered along with exposure to cutting edge research methods, technical writing, oral presentations, time management, and study skills to ensure academic success.

Who is eligible?

Students must be accepted in the PREM program to participate. For more information go to and click on Scholarship.

When and where is the PREM Bridge program held?

The PREM Scholars Summer Bridge Program will be held on the Xavier University campus in New Orleans, Louisiana. Students may move in to the residence hall beginning on Friday, June 28, 2012 and classes will end Friday, August 3, 2012. Students must check out of the dormitories by noon on Saturday, August 4, 2012


The PREM program is supported and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR). Therefore, PREM expenses including room, board and fees will be provided for those students who are selected. Miscellaneous expenses such as travel to and from Xavier’s campus as well as personal items will be the responsibility of the participant.

How do I apply/register?

To apply, print the Registration Packet below, complete, and forward it to:  Ms.Amy R. Billizon PREM Office, Xavier University, 1 Drexel Drive-Box 114, New Orleans, LA 70125. *Only

The Health Assessment Form should be submitted to: Ms.Amy R. Billizon PREM Office, Xavier University, 1 Drexel Drive-Box 114, New Orleans, LA 70125. *Only




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What to do

TBD on Funding


Residence Hall Check-in


  • St. Michael's

3935 Pine Street, New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7347


  • St. Katharine Drexel

7238 Dixon Street, New Orleans, LA 70125 (504) 520-7350

TBD on Funding

Continue Residence Hall Check-in

Orientation & Registration

NCF Science Addition, Room 568


Classes begin

  Final Exams


Residence Hall Check-out
All students must check out of the dormitory by 12:00 noon      

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