Grants and Gifts

Researchers at the City College of New York have received a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create elementary physical science curricula. Researchers will specifically explore how to provide children in low-income school districts better instruction in this subject area.

Lincoln University (Pa.) has received a five-year $209,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to introduce African-American students to ecological research and to promote graduate studies among Black students.

Northwest Arkansas Community College has received a $600,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation to support the newly created business degree program at the college with an emphasis in the retail industry.

Ohio Wesleyan University has received major gifts for the renovation of the Edwards Gymnasium from two descendants of the building’s namesake. Harriet Edwards Gamper, a 1936 graduate of the university, and Bill Myers, a 1955 graduate of the university, have each given $250,000 for the project. Their gifts boost the project’s total to nearly $840,000 in cash and pledges.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s Center on Access Technology has been awarded a $95,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure for a “Summit to Create a Cyber-Community to Advance Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals in STEM [Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics fields].”

Saint Augustine’s College (N.C.) has received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year grant will be used to assist 80 ninth- and 12th-graders of three northeast North Carolina counties to participate in a summer camp and receive academic and cultural
services.

The University of Albany’s Center for Legislative Development (N.Y.) has been awarded $2 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development to strengthen municipal institutions in Lebanon and to continue efforts to support democracy.

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has received a
$1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the work of the New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness. This is the fourth consecutive year that the school has received this funding.

Wright State University (Ohio) has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Upward Bound Program, which works to prepare low-income high school students for college.



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