Faculty showcased their research to NSF

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Dr. Mark A. Melton, dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, Dr. Doreen Cunningham, assistant dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering and Professor Alieu Wurie, chair of the Department of Engineering and Mathematics, presented a poster presentation at the National Science Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU UP) Principal Investigator/Program Director Meeting in Washington, DC. February 18-19.

Their presentation demonstrated how the impact of increased exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities, undergraduate research internships, assistance in the form of scholarships and faculty mentorship would have an impact on increasing students’ interest in pursuing graduate school in the STEM disciplines.

In July 2014, the University was awarded a four-year grant for $600,000 from the National Science Foundation HBCU UP Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) initiative. The grant has helped relieve the financial burden of SAU students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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