On October 12, 2012, the consortium held its first kick-off meeting at Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport North Hotel, GA. The attendees are
- Dr. Hua-Jun Fan (PI, PVAMU)
- Dr. Tommy Rockward (co-PI, LANL)
- Dr. Eric L Brosha (co-PI, LANL)
- Mr. Robert L. Green (co-PI, Allen)
- Dr. Willie S. Rockward (co-PI, Morehouse)
- Dr. Eddie C. Red (Morehouse)
- Dr. Thomas Searles (Morehouse)
- Dr. Diola Bagayoko (co-PI, Southern)
- Dr. Anthony Stewart (Southern)
- Dr. Lizhi Ouyang (co-PI, TSU)
- Dr. Yu Shen (TSU)
During the meeting attendees presented each member's capability and research interests. A consensus was reached on the research plan and its implementations.
After the meeting, Drs. Fan, Ouyang, Ye and Stewart visited Dr. Rockward Lab at Morehouse College.