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Morgan State University Awarded Nearly $1 Million Grant from National Science Foundation to Broaden STEM Programs and Professional Development Pipeline

Five-year, Federal-funded grant to underwrite scholarships and bolster STEM curricula

BALTIMORE — Morgan State University (MSU) has received an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of an effort to implement strategies and advance curricula designed to increase the number of undergraduates with degrees across the highly critical fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Spanning five years, the $999,531 federal grant will encompass a multidisciplinary approach to meeting specific demands related to development and retention of students advancing into STEM-related careers—both in practice and as future educators.

The NSF grant was awarded by the Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) will be administered through MSU’s School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS) for the “Fostering Undergraduate STEM Excellence – FUSE” program. Under the provisions, the nearly $1 million in educational aid will provide 30 undergraduate scholarships, establish mentorship programs and personalized development plans for MSU students, and further enrich the School’s STEM curricula by fostering innovation in developing new practices and modernizing pedagogy practiced among educators.