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Flipped’ STEM classes earn $350,000 NSF grant
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Flipped’ STEM classes earn $350,000 NSF grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $350,000 grant for “Investigating the Effect of Active Flipped Learning in STEM Education” to the engineering, education and mathematics departments at Jackson State University. According to flippedlearning.org, the “flipped” educational approach can be simply defined as “school work at home and homework at school.” Dr. Lin Li, professor … Continue reading

Fisk University Awarded $575,000 from National Science Foundation
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Fisk University Awarded $575,000 from National Science Foundation

September (2016) The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $575K to Fisk University to develop a model that broadens the participation of women, namely of African-American, Hispanic and Native American descent, from postdoctoral professionals into tenured faculty positions in the Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, and … Continue reading

Diddy Pledges $1 Million to Howard University for Sean Combs Scholarship Fund
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Diddy Pledges $1 Million to Howard University for Sean Combs Scholarship Fund

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs presents his Alma Matter Howard University’s President Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., MBA with one million dollar check at the Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at the Verizon Center on Sept. 22, 2016 in Washington D.C. Sean “Diddy” Combs has pledged $1 million to his alma mater, Howard University, to establish the … Continue reading

Cochran, Wicker announce $1.49 million grant for Coahoma County safe room
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Cochran, Wicker announce $1.49 million grant for Coahoma County safe room

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced that a $1.49 million federal grant has been awarded to support construction of a multi-purpose safe room on the campus of Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program award will support construction of … Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente’s $3 Million Grant Helps Prime Georgia’s Health Education Pipeline
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Kaiser Permanente’s $3 Million Grant Helps Prime Georgia’s Health Education Pipeline

Sept. 16, 2016 – ATLANTA – Thanks to a $3 million grant from health care leader Kaiser Permanente, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has created an undergraduate program designed to help underrepresented students enter graduate-level study in the health and biomedical fields. The Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine was announced today … Continue reading

NCCU Receives National Award For STEM Education
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NCCU Receives National Award For STEM Education

September 2016—The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to North Carolina Central University as part of a $14 million initiative to encourage greater diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Caesar R. Jackson, Ph.D., NCCU professor of mathematics and physics, is principal investigator on the project to develop a regional … Continue reading

Carla Hayden breaks new ground as 14th librarian of Congress
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Carla Hayden breaks new ground as 14th librarian of Congress

WASHINGTON (September 2016) — Carla Hayden, a career librarian who grew up in Chicago and kept Baltimore’s libraries open during last year’s civic unrest, was sworn in Wednesday as the 14th Librarian of Congress, becoming the first woman and the first African-American to lead the national library. Hayden, 64, was the longtime CEO of Baltimore’s … Continue reading