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Grants & Awards

The African Virtual University (Nairobi) and the Open University (United Kingdom) received a $900,000 grant from the Hewlett Foundation to support the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) initiative. TESSA is a consortium of African and international organizations that offers educational materials to train teachers in basic curriculum areas including literacy, science and life and health skills.

The Alabama State University College of Education received a $30,000 grant from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The grant is a joint venture between NCATE, the University of Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. ASU was one of 21 schools selected by NCATE to participate in the grant program.

Bronx Community College (N.Y.) received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a new Energy Services Technology associate degree program. The grant money will be used to purchase materials, equipment and instruments, and help develop the curricula for the program.

City College of New York received a $26 million gift from Andrew S. Grove, a member of the class of 1960 and a co-founder and former chairman of Intel Corp. The college is considering renaming the School of Engineering as the Grove School of Engineering.

Cleveland State University received a $1.3 million grant from the National Center on Minority and Health Disparities, an arm of the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to form a research partnership between CSU and residents of Cleveland’s Central neighborhood to fight obesity and to apply their findings to help other poor communities. 

Duke University (N.C.) has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an advanced wireless sensor network that can measure, model and predict biophysical changes in the forest environment. The network will help researchers better understand how the forest’s trees are influenced by changes in environmental variables.

Elizabeth City State University (N.C.) received a three-year, $3 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to support the college’s “Textbook and Learning Materials Program.” The grant comes as part of phase two of President Bush’s Africa Education Initiative. ECSU will work with the African country of Senegal to provide textbooks for students in that country.

he National Council for Community and Education Partnerships received a $5 million grant from the SBC Foundation to support college access programs for students from low-income communities. The grant will be used to fund GEAR UP programs, including after-school and summer enrichment programs in math, science reading and technological literacy.

North Carolina Central University received a $1.5 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation as part of a “Capital Equipment for Teaching Laboratories” project for the Biomanufacturing Research Institute & Technology Enterprise (BRITE) Center of Excellence. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for the BRITE facility, which is scheduled to open in 2007.

The Southern University (La.) College of Engineering received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Navy to enable the college to fabricate advanced water reactors. The reactors feature enhanced heat transfer efficiency and reduced size.

Texas Tech University received a $1 million grant from the Emerson Electric Company to support the TTU College of Engineering.

The University of California, Los Angeles School Management Program has received grants from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the California Community Foundation for a combined total of $244,913. The money will be used during the next two years to help fund programs in Los Angeles County area public schools and to compile data for use by schools outside Southern California.

The University of Central Florida has received $12.5 million and 50 acres of land valued at more than $8 million from the Tavistock Group, a private investment company, to establish the UCF Healthcare Campus at Lake Nona. The $12.5 million challenge grant is expected to generate matching funds from the community. The $25 million sum would in turn be eligible for matching state funds. If the challenge is met, the gift, including the land value, could result in a total of more than $58 million that would be used to develop the new campus.

Winston-Salem State University (N.C.) received $1.25 million from the R.J. Reynolds Foundation to create a new scholarship fund and endow a new professorship.

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