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t r i s e e d Consultants



Triseed Consultants provides clients a support structure for research projects at educational institutions and national laboratories in the areas of research project development, technical advice, grant writing, international scientific and engineering support, professional staff searches and conference planning.

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Triseed Consultants provides an array of educational services including scientific lectures, eBooks, development of marketing materials, STEM services, vocational education, curriculum development, web development, and teacher training.

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Economic Development

Triseed Consultants develops programs for governments and private companies in the are of workforce development, business start-up and management, marketing, grant writing, commercial and residential development, and more.

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Sekazi K. Mtingwa

Prinicipal Partner

Principal Partner of TriSEEDConsultants, Senior Lecturer at MIT, Senior Physicist Consultant to Brookhaven National Laboratory, and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Mtingwa has made many major contributions to accelerator, nuclear and high energy physics over the past 30+ years. The theory of intrabeam scattering that he developed with Dr. James Bjorken is used in practically all modern intense particle accelerators. He has been a national leader in promoting nuclear science and engineering education and has been a constant advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear energy R&D program. He is Vice-Chair of INCREASE, which is a consortium of Minority-Serving Institutions, and has made many important contributions to science and technology development in Africa, including being a co-founder and current board member of the African Laser Centre, a former board member of the Saltpond Redevelopment Institute, co-author of the Strategic Plan recently submitted to the government of South Africa on behalf of its synchrotron science community, author of a design for the proposed Julius K. Nyerere University of Science, Technology & Innovation commissioned by its Project Planning Team, and member of the Council and Steering Committee of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)-Ghana being constructed in the Saltpond region.

W. Estella Johnson

Managing Prinicipal Partner

Johnson is the Managing Partner of the Triangle Science, Education & Economic Development LLC, (TRISEED). She is also the former Director of Economic Development in the Economic Development Division (EDD) of the Community Development Department for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. As Director, she was responsible for a wide range of economic development activities designed to meet the needs of a diversified and thriving urban economy. The Division's emphasis included programs such as commercial district revitalization, entrepreneurial development and the promotion and preservation a strong employment base.

Prior to joining the City of Cambridge, Ms. Johnson spent nine years as President and CEO of the Gate City Community Development Corporation of Greensboro, NC. Previously, she served as Assistant Commissioner of Economic Development for the City of Chicago, a senior management analyst for Continental Illinois National Bank and as an academic and admissions counselor for the University of Rochester.

Appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to the Board of MassDevelopment, she currently serves as a Board Member of Connecticut College. She has been instrumental in starting numerous organizations, and has served as a Board Member of the Union Social Action Foundation, and the Greensboro Women's Resource Center. Other awards and recognitions include the Leadership Award from the Harvard Square Business Association and the Small Business Advocate of the Year from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Golden Eagle Award by Dudley Products.

Estella received a B.A. in social psychology from Connecticut College and a Master of Public Administration from American University.