Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Historically Black Tennessee State University in Nashville received seven grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for developing research and extension activities designed to increase and strengthen food and agricultural science programs at the university. Among the projects are research on food safety, soil quality research, agri-tourism, and the use of airborne drones in agriculture.
Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, received a $295,635 grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant will fund research in fuel cell research and solar energy. The project is under the direction of Diola Bagayoko, Distinguished Professor of Physics and dean of the Honors College at the university.
Historically Black Kentucky State University received a grant from the Council on Postsecondary Education to fund student support in introductory mathematics and English courses and professional development programs for faculty who teach these classes. The goal is to eliminate remedial courses in these subjects for entering students.