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[Culture News] Department of Ed Awards More Than $3 million for STEM Education


The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $3 million in new awards to 13 colleges and universities that serve large minority populations to strengthen education programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP).

“Strengthening these institutions that serve large minority populations in STEM is vital to building a strong economy and competitive workforce, while helping ensure that all students have the opportunity to be successful in college, careers and life,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.

Following is the list of awardees with first-year award amounts:

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

San Mateo County Community College District – Canada College

District of Columbia
Howard University

Morehouse College

Rust College

North Carolina
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

North Carolina Central University

New York
City University of New York – Borough of Manhattan Community College

City University of New York – New York City College of Technology

Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo Campus

University of Texas at San Antonio

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