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October 13, 2008

Gavilan College awarded federal grant for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education

WHO: Gavilan College, in partnership with San Jose State University (SJSU)

WHAT: has been awarded a STEM grant of $3,765,638. STEM grants target the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The grant will make it possible to: improve data collection and analysis, upgrade equipment for the study of chemistry, biology and physics, augment science instruction with new software, increase math tutoring, add a portable lab with laptop computers, develop curriculum, and provide faculty training. In implementing the grant, Gavilan College will work with San Benito and Gilroy High Schools, and San Jose State University to strengthen transfer pathways.

WHEN: The grant provides $2,221,622 in the first year, 2008/09 (with $1,789,884 allocated to Gavilan College) and $1,544,014 the second year, (with $1,158,968 allocated to Gavilan College.)

WHY: The grant was awarded by the United States Department of Education under the College Cost Reduction Act. Its purpose is to help a greater number of Gavilan College students to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to transfer and succeed in four-year programs in science disciplines.


Last modified: August 17, 2011
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