June 1, 2007

T-STEM Center Receives State Engineering and Science Recruitment Grant

The Texas Tech University T-STEM Center has received $29,700 in funding from the Texas Education Agency to develop curriculum materials, teacher training opportunities and education support resources to increase recruitment of minority populations.

The grant is part of the agency’s State Engineering and Science Recruitment (SENSR) Fund, designed to implement programs that support the recruitment of women and minorities into engineering and science programs at Texas institutions of higher education. The center’s funds are one of seven grants awarded to the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), a partner of the T-STEM Center.

“The missions of the T-STEM Center and our partners at TAME align perfectly with the goals of the SENSR Fund,” remarked John Chandler, Ph.D., a director of the T-STEM Center. “We look forward to collaborating together to enact our plans for attracting traditionally underrepresented populations to science and engineering careers.”

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