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
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Central University
City University of New York – Borough of Manhattan Community College
City University of New York – New York City College of Technology
Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo Campus
University of Texas at San Antonio