Associate Professor, Natural Sciences, Donna Hamilton is co-principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation grant project. The $2,017,456, five-year grant was recently awarded to Texas Tech University and includes alliance partners UNT Dallas, South Plains Community College, Texas Southmost College, and Dallas College El Centro campus.
The grant project is part of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, an alliance-based program with the overall goal of assisting 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.
The grant project will directly benefit our students majoring in biology, Information technology, and mathematics and will help UNT Dallas support LSAMP student scholars financially, in undergraduate research, scholar development, and in travel to Texas Tech and/or research conferences. The grant will also provide for the creation of a STEM center for UNT Dallas STEM students with tutoring and other developmental support offered through UNT Dallas or Texas Tech University.