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OLLU receives $500,000 grant from National Science Foundation

OLLU has received a $495,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant.

The prestigious grant will support five years of paid student peer coach positions and research opportunities, in partnership with St. Mary’s University, the University of the Incarnate Word and Trinity University.

The goal of the LSAMP program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. 

OLLU awarded a $3 million Title V grant

OLLU has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

The funding will be distributed over a five-year period and will be used for renovating Metz Hall fourth floor to create a “makerspace” to facilitate hands-on active/collaborative experiential learning activities, redesigning core STEM courses to include project-based/research-based activities in the classroom, providing professional development opportunities to STEM faculty, increasing STEM-centered internships and incorporating financial wellness modules into First-Year Seminar courses to improve students’ financial literacy.

Dr. Teresita Munguia will serve as the Title V Project Director.