ISU receives $9.6 million to improve diversity in STEM academic programs


Iowa State University today announced it has received nearly $9.6 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to improve diversity in both the professional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce and academia.


The largest award, $5 million, goes to the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation. Iowa State leads the Iowa-Illinois-Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and EducationĀ (IINSPIRE), an LSAMP alliance of 16 institutions focused on increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing undergraduate STEM programs and increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate degrees.

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