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National Science Foundation awards nearly $600K for SFAz+8 CXM Project

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The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $599,929 grant to the Science Foundation Arizona Center for STEM at Arizona State University (SFAz Center for STEM) to support an Advanced Technological Education Project, entitled: Impact of System-Wide Contextualization of Math in SFAz+8 Rural Arizona Colleges on Producing More Qualified Technicians (SFAz+8 CXM). Math and CTE faculty from eight rural Arizona community colleges will […]
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Phoenix College Receives $1.5M NSF Grant to Improve STEM Recruitment and Retention

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  On August 8, 2018 Phoenix College was awarded a $1,499,985 HSI grant from the National Science Foundation (HRD-1832543) to improve recruitment and retention of students in STEM.  By incorporating multi-disciplinary Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) into STEM curricula in colleges throughout the Maricopa Community College District, the capacity building program is expected to impact […]
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Los Angeles Mission College Receives $1.3M NSF Grant to Improve Completion Rates for Biology Majors

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On August 8, 2018 Los Angeles Mission College was awarded a $1,325,260 HSI grant from the National Science Foundation, HRD-1832348, to build capacity to improve the success of Biology Majors in Mathematics.  The project seeks to increase success rates for undergraduate biology students by providing them with additional support, such as weekly workshops to help them […]
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National Science Foundation Project at Science Foundation Arizona to Help Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges Nationally

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Scottsdale, AZ. – Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) in partnership with Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), has received funding from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education program (NSF ATE) to assist community college Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) nationally. This $584,271 grant award enables the partnering organizations to implement interventions they have each developed to improve the success […]
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Miami Dade College wins $224K NSF ATE Award

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 On March 30, 2018, Miami Dade College, a Hispanic Serving Institution in Florida, was awarded a $224,000 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) award from National Science Foundation. Diego Tibaquira (Principal Investigator) and Antonio Delgado (Co-Principal Investigator) lead the program called Cybersecurity Opportunities and Methods that Promote Access and Student Success (COMPASS).  COMPASS seeks to increase the diversity of students entering the cybersecurity workforce. […]
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LA Mission Students named as Finalists in 2018 Community College Innovation Challenge

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The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has named 10 finalists for the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). Students in Biotechnology at LA Mission College, an SFAz KickStarter Cohort 1 College, were among the top ten finalists for their project: Los Angeles Mission College, California: […]
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Central Arizona College Wins $225K NSF ATE Award

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On April 5, 2018, Central Arizona College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, was awarded a $225,000 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) award from the National Science Foundation.  In collaboration with industry partners, the program, led by Gary Gardner (Principal Investigator), will develop and pilot curricula for an advanced fabrication and joining program to prepare Advanced Welding Process […]
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