MPS Mathematics and Physical Sciences (National Science Foundation)

MRG Materials Research Group

MRI Major Research Instrumentation

MRL Materials Research Laboratory

MRSEC Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

MRSEC program Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers program

MSE materials science and engineering

MSI minority-serving institution

MURI Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIRT Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team

NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology

NRC National Research Council

NRCEN National Research Center Educators Network

NSEC Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center

NSF National Science Foundation

NSTC National Science and Technology Council

NUE Nanoscale Undergraduate Education

OMB Office of Management and Budget

ONR Office of Naval Research

PI principal investigator

PREM Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials

RET Research Experiences for Teachers

REU Research Experiences for Undergraduates

RFP Request for Proposal

R&RA research and related activities

SEF shared experimental facilities

STC Science and Technology Center

STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

TEM tunneling electron microscope

UARC University-Affiliated Research Center

URM underrepresented minorities

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