Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Kansas State University received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to promote minority students in STEM fields through its Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation program. Kansas State will partner with Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, Donnelly College, and Seward County Community College to promote transitions to four-year bachelor’s degree programs in STEM fields at Kansas State.
Southern University, a historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a grant from Texas Instruments Inc. The funds will be used for scholarships for electrical engineering students and to support the analog test-engineering laboratory at the university.
Historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C., received a grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a five-day research symposium this June. The symposium is entitled, “Mathematical Foundations of Transformation Optics.”