The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 14 grants worth more than $3.1 million to promote long-range improvement in science and engineering education at predominantly minority institutions. The funds, under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program, are aimed at increasing the participation of underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly women, in scientific and technological careers.
“These grants will help support the expansion of America’s scientific and technological capacity to build global competitiveness by increasing minority graduates in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
- Student research in STEM fields.
- Stipends for eligible participants.
- Pre-college programs, K–12 (students and teachers).
- College programs (STEM).
- Faculty development (STEM).
- Curriculum development (STEM fields). And,
- Renovation of STEM labs/classrooms.
For more on the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, see http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduesmsi/index.html.
Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program
Office of Postsecondary Education
MSEIP Grant Receiving Institutions and Awards
- AL-Livingston -- University of West Alabama, $235,543.
- CA-Carson -- California State University, Dominguez Hills, $249,691.
- CA-San Bernardino -- San Bernardino Valley College, $224,770.
- IL-Chicago -- City Colleges of Chicago Kennedy King College, $250,000.
- IN-Indianapolis -- Martin University, Inc., $250,000.
- MT-Box Elder -- Stone Child College, $139,661.
- NC-Elizabeth City -- Elizabeth City State University, $232,563.
- NC-Greensboro -- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, $239,950.
- NY-Brooklyn -- Research Foundation of CUNY/Medgar Evers College, $154,850.
- PR-Bayamón -- Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon Campus, $235,333.
- PR-Hato Rey -- Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico, $249,583.
- PR-Mayagüez -- University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, $250,000.
- TN-Memphis -- LeMoyne-Owen College, $235,131.
- TX-Tyler -- Texas College, $250,000.