On 01/23 and 01/24, FIU’s Applied Research Center (ARC) had the pleasure of hosting Ms. Vivian Cato from Savannah River National laboratory. Ms. Cato is the program manager for Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP). Ms. Cato had an opportunity to meet with our DOE Fellows as well as tour ARC’s and Department of Chemistry research facilities. In addition, Ms. Cato provided a comprehensive overview of the MSIPP program during a presentation attended by DOE Fellows, ARC researchers/staff and FIU Department of Chemistry faculty. Ms. Cato also had an opportunity to meet with NRC’s Fellows and Scholars.