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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
Alabama A&M University
$118,975

Alabama State University
$249,720

Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
$190,271

California
San Mateo County Community College District – Canada College
$300,000

District of Columbia
Howard University
$249,999

Georgia
Morehouse College
$248,922

Mississippi
Rust College
$249,671

North Carolina
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
$250,000

North Carolina Central University
$249,998

New York
City University of New York – Borough of Manhattan Community College
$182,549

City University of New York – New York City College of Technology
$247,713

Puerto Rico
Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo Campus
$249,487

Texas
University of Texas at San Antonio
$249,372

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