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AUBURN – Representatives of the National Science Foundation’s Research in Disabilities Education program will visit Auburn University Monday, Feb. 22, to meet local faculty and students participating in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative, or STEM.
In October the NSF awarded $3 million to the Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM to help Alabama students with disabilities earn college degrees in science-related fields.
AUBURN – Researchers in an Alabama educational alliance have received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help Alabama students with disabilities earn college degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and, ultimately, enter the workforce.
The funding was granted to the Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – which is a collaborative effort involving Alabama State University, Auburn University, Auburn University Montgomery, Tuskegee University, Central Alabama Community College, Southern Union State Community College and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. The alliance also includes six school districts in Lee, Chambers, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon and Tallapoosa counties and has an outreach component that covers the entire state.