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Colleges and Universities Awarded Grants to Strengthen Science and Engineering Education


U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced today the award of 29 grants totaling $3.5 million to 25 colleges and universities to help strengthen science and engineering education and to better prepare students for careers in science and technology.

“In today’s global economy, strong science and technical skills are increasingly in demand. These grants will help prepare more students to excel and succeed in these fields,” Spellings said.

Grants are awarded under the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) to help enhance science and engineering education at predominately minority institutions and to increase the flow of underrepresented ethnic minorities, especially minority women, into scientific and technological careers.

MESIP also supports the administration’s efforts to increase America’s technological and economic competitiveness by expanding the nation’s pool of qualified mathematicians, scientists and engineers for the global workforce.

Grantees and their award amounts follow:

AL — NORMAL, Alabama A&M University, $68,934
GADSDEN, Gadsden State Community College, $99,474
AZ — SELLS, Tohono O’odham Community College, $109,287
CA — CARSON, California State University, $99,714
MARTINEZ, Contra Costa Community College District, $97,343
LOS ANGELES, Charles Drew University, $50,016
FL — TALLAHASSEE, Florida A&M University, $154,837
Florida A&M University, $157,612
GA — ATLANTA, Clark Atlanta University, $187,104
ATLANTA, Morehouse College, $164,351
ATLANTA, Morehouse College, $195,913
MS — RAYMOND, Hinds Community College, $25,00
MT — BOZEMAN, Montana State University, $65,877
NC — ELIZABETH CITY, Elizabeth City State University, $95,301
Elizabeth City State University, $116,632
ND — BELCOURT, Turtle Mountain Community College, $195,176
OH — WILBERFORCE, Central State University, $60,971
PR — PONCE, University of Puerto Rico, $199,937
SAN JUAN, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San German Campus, $101,580
PONCE, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, $146,621
SC — ORANGEBURG, South Carolina State University, $55,205
South Carolina State University, $140,817
TX — TYLER, Texas College, $192,996
HOUSTON, University of Houston, $169,050
EL PASO, University of El Paso, $170,354
MARSHALL, Wiley College, $68,580
HOUSTON, Texas Southern University, $199,552
SAN ANTONIO, St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, $57,337
VA — HAMPTON, Hampton University, $110,199


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