UTPA receives $1.6 million grant in engineering and science

UTPA receives $1.6 million grant in engineering and science
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Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:24pm

The University of Texas Pan American was selected to receive a $1.66 million, five-year grant, from the National Science Foundation to boost graduation rates in the fields of engineering and science.

UTPA was one of just nine institutions nationally to be awarded the grant through the partnership between the National Science Foundation's STEM Talent Expansion Program, Intel and GE called Graduate 10K+.

The university submitted projects that focused on increasing the retention of undergraduate students in engineering and computer science programs. UTPA was selected out of 283 applicants that were eligible to compete for the Graduate 10K+ with UT Austin being the only other Texas institution to be awarded with the grant also.

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