ATLANTA–A $4 million grant to encourage science, technology,engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors at Georgia higher education institutions has been renewed by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The grant funds the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PSLAMP) for undergraduates in STEM majors at Fort Valley State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University, Savannah State University and the University of Georgia.
Perimeter College received $250,000 to extend its program for five more years.
“This phase of funding from the NSF will allow Perimeter College students to learn firsthand the importance of research in STEM careers,” said Margaret Major, project director for PSLAMP at Perimeter College.
Guided by faculty research advisers for the past five years, Perimeter College LSAMP scholars have engaged in research and learned how to collect and analyze data as participants in the Transfer Summer Bridge program.
“The Summer Bridge program provides the exposure and experience Perimeter College students need to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) at other four-year colleges and universities,” Major said. “Research will help Perimeter College STEM scholars become innovative, as they begin to think of new ways to solve critical issues that affect the world.”
The Perimeter College PSLAMP program is recruiting new students. For information, contact Major at email@example.com or 678-212-7570.