The American Association for the Advancement of Science has been awarded a three-year $400,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help establish a new center for Advancing Science and Engineering Capacity. The Center will provide consulting services to individual universities and colleges seeking to increase the participation of U.S. students, especially women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering careers.
Bennett College (N.C.) has received a $374,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund scholarships for the purpose of enhancing the presence of underrepresented women in the disciplines of computer science.
Campbellsville University (Ky.) was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to expand the Science Connections Initiative, a science partnership project for K-12 teachers at Clay Hill Memorial Forest to provide a unique outdoor environmental training location.
The Coppin State University (Md.) Rehabilitation Counseling program has been awarded a five-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide 60 full scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Johnson County Community College (Kan.) received a $750,000 grant from The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation to help construct the Regnier Center for Technology and Business on campus.
Moraine Valley Community College (Ill.) has been awarded two Higher Education Cooperation (HECA) grants totaling $86,100 to fund staff, programs and services for minority students whose primary language is not English.
Xavier University of Louisiana has received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to enhance its educational pathway into the biomedical sciences programs.
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