Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine, Polar Science (URE OMPS) 2010
The URE OMPS program objective is to promote the professional development of minority undergraduate students through their participation in ocean, marine and polar science research. The program consists of undergraduates, each student assigned to a specific research team, where they will work closely with the faculty. In addition, seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions are organized to facilitate undergraduate interaction.

Mississippi Valley State University
Mississippi Valley State University is an HBCU (Historically Black College & University) in Itta Bena, Mississippi. It was founded in 1950 and the current president of the university is Dr. Donna H. Oliver, the first female president in MVSU history.

Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City State University is an HBCU in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. It was founded in 1891 and the current president of the university is Dr. Willie Gilchrist.

The Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education & Research (CERSER)
The goal of CERSER is to develop and implement innovative and relevant research collaboration focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research.

NIA is the central point of entry for several research programs at Elizabeth City State University.

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)
CReSIS is a Science and Technology Center established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2005, with the mission of developing new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response of sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defenseā€¦"

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
The Office of Naval Research provides technical advice to the chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.