Columbia University’s School of the Arts (N.Y.) received an unprecedented two-year, $286,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to provide funding toward the production of two feature-length science films by film division students or recent alumni. These grants will help stimulate emerging film directors and screenwriters to create compelling drama about science and technology and to more accurately portray scientists and engineers in film.
Fayetteville State University’s Mathematics/Science Education Center (N.C.) received a $100,000 grant from NASA to host the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit as part of the Festival of Flight commemorating 100 years of the Wright Brothers and other minorities’ contributions in aviation.
Indiana University has been awarded a $6.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help Indiana’s elementary and high school teachers develop more effective ways to teach math.
Lincoln University (Pa.) received a $147,900 sub-contract grant from the Minority Male Health Consortium Inc. to establish its new Office of Minority Male Health.
Tennessee State University will share a five-year grant of $3.5 million from the National Science Foundation with five other colleges and universities to form the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. As the lead campus, TSU will partner with Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the University of Memphis, LeMoyne-Owen College and Middle Tennessee State University.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education has been awarded $800,000 from the William Penn Foundation for a two-year research and service project designed to improve the lives of young children in the city.
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