Higher Ed Community Gets $4.6 Million
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) welcomed
the award of $4.67 million in new U.S. Department of Defense.
The science grants will go to 17 colleges and universities
with high Hispanic student enrollment rates.
nation’s youngest and largest ethnic population is disproportionately
under-represented in scientific teaching and research fields
essential to sustaining our nation’s economic strength and
security. These grants, which target those higher education
institutions that serve the largest concentrations of Hispanic
students, will go far in addressing that challenge by equipping
our students with new opportunities to excel in critical science
and research fields,” HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores
instrumentation and research grants ranging from $108,000 to
$400,000 will be awarded by the Office of Defense Research
and Engineering of the Army Research Office to 17 colleges
and universities—all members of HACU—in California, Florida,
Kansas, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Texas and Puerto
Rico. The grants will be used to expand scientific laboratories,
acquire state-of-the-art scientific equipment, and enhance
campus science courses, outreach and research.
grants are being funded through the federal Fiscal Year (FY)
2003 U.S. Department of Defense Instrumentation Program for
Serving Institutions (HSIs). HSIs are defined as having a full-time student
enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.
grants are being awarded to: Barry University in Florida, California
State University at Northridge, California State University
at Bakersfield, California State University at Los Angeles,
Donnelly College in Kansas, Florida International University,
Mercy College in New York, New Jersey City University, Our
Lady of the Lake University in Texas, Rio Hondo College in
California, St. Mary’s University in Texas, Texas A&M University
at Kingsville, City College, City University of New York, University
of Texas at San Antonio, University of New Mexico, University
of Puerto Rico at Humacao, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
with headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, and offices in Washington,
D.C., represents more than 300 colleges and universities serving
the largest concentrations of Hispanic higher education students
in the United States.#
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