From Congresswoman Grace Meng’s Website
“U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that Queens College has been awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant for its Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program, an initiative to improve and expand the school’s capacity to service Hispanic and other low-income students.
The funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Education, total $968,562 and will be used to help more Hispanic and low-income students graduate with majors in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The project is renewable annually for up to five years, with a projected budget totaling $5.6 million.
According to the Department of Education, colleges in the United States are not producing enough STEM graduates to meet workforce demands. The grant addresses the problem by targeting the decrease in STEM majors among traditionally underrepresented students.”