HBCUs, HSIs Win Funds To Promote Math, Science
Historically Black colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions are among the major recipients of $4.5 million in new federal funds to increase the number of students of color, particularly women, in science and technical careers.The grants under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program will go to more than 10 HBCUs as well as eight institutions in Puerto Rico. Grant recipients are to use funds to make long-term improvements in curricula and instruction. For example, Texas Southern University will use its $228,285 grant to improve math and science instruction through technology. Faculty will receive detailed training with a goal to improve student success rates.Other recipients include: Alabama State University, $132,879; Gadsden State Community College, $100,000; Delaware State University, $24,951; Florida A&M University, $124,782; Clark Atlanta University, $327,471; Morris Brown College, $158,504; Southern University, $66,023; Bowie State University, $62,276; University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, $85,208; and Winston-Salem State University, $137,894.
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