Indiana University Bloomington has been awarded over $614,000 by the National Science Foundation to recruit, support and retain undergraduate students majoring in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics over the next five years. The vast majority of that money -- just over $516,000 -- will go directly to student scholarships.
Designated as the S-STEM Program -- Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- by NSF, the ultimate goal is to place undergraduates on a path to pursue further education and careers in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Also designed to engage faculty, S-STEM goals are tied to goals within those five departments in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences.
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