StaRBURSTT CyberInstrumentation Consortium


Youngstown State University

Department of Chemistry

One University Plaza

Youngstown, Ohio 44555

To contact Allen Hunter, Consortium Director:

Phone: 330-941-7176

Fax: 330-941-1579



The Science Teaching and Research Brings Undergraduate Research Strengths Through Technology, STaRBURSTT, consortium grew organically out of pre-existing regional instrumentation consortia.  Its goals are directed towards systematically and significantly changing the research and educational cultures at Predominately Undergraduate Institutions, PUIs, with the value added benefits flowing from this change to our “customers” (the nation's major research universities and R&D and production organizations) through the currency of our students. The project has a series of interlinked and naturally synergetic components that will facilitate a major and simultaneous increase in the depth of undergraduate research and educational experiences and provides single crystal diffraction analysis services.

Our members are Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions, PUIs, Community Colleges, CCs, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, HBCUs, Hispanic Serving Institutions, HSIs, and Tribal Colleges, TCs.  We also collaborate closely with a range of affiliate members such as PhD granting Universities, Government Labs, Non-Profit Organizations, and Companies.