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$3.1 Million in Grants Awarded to Improve Science, Engineering Education at Predominantly Minority Institutions

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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.

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