UNHM awarded $600k for STEM programs

The University of New Hampshire in Manchester has received a grant worth nearly $600,000 to promote interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, degree programs and professional fields.The $599,821 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund UNH Manchester’s Scholars in Science and Technology Program, joining other statewide efforts to encourage students to consider fundamental science and math coursework leading to careers in those fields.The program provides scholarship and academic support to students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, computer information systems and engineering technology at UNH Manchester. Starting in fall 2010, the five-year grant program will feature 112 annual scholarships to eligible candidates who have demonstrated financial need. First consideration is given to students from under-represented groups in STEM disciplines. To learn more about the program, contact Mihaela Sabin at mihaela.sabin@unh.edu. – CINDY KIBBE/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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