MU part of STEM diversity initiative
HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University is part of a nine-university initiative to increase the number of underrepresented minority students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, often referred to as STEM education.
A five-year, $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will fund the Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, according to an announcement from the Marshall University Research Corporation.
The partnership of higher education institutions is being led by the University of Kentucky, and seven other schools in Kentucky and West Virginia are part of the initiative.
The goals of the alliance are to increase minority student enrollment in the STEM fields, and increase the 4-to 5-year graduation rate for minority students in STEM majors.
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