The U.S. Department of Commerce through the Minority Business Development Agency (MDBA) announced a grant almost totaling $2 million to go to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The four identified HBCUs mainly offer STEM-related courses. The grant given and the curriculum offered by the learning institution are strategically position with a report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report forecasts that between 2012 and 2022, careers with the STEM field will grow by at least nine million.
The HBCUs given the grant will use the money towards equipping their students to become STEM entrepreneurs. In addition to that, the money will also take the institutions a long way in creating a federal research and contracting organization.
On June 28, 2018, the MBDA invited HBCUs to a discussion whose mission was to identify projects that will achieve the following:
Increase the number of entrepreneurs within the STEM fields
Increase the organizations’ chances of securing federal research and development funds
Partner up with federal laboratories and other tech organization in the country
Compete for federal contracts
The four HBCUs that got the nearly $2 Million Grant
|Howard University got $359,891 …read more
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