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$1 million federal grant expands STEM graduate programs

June 1, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Public Affairs/WTVQ) A partnership among 10 schools in Kentucky and West Virginia to expand engineering a related graduate degrees is receiving more than $1 million in federal funds.

The Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP), spearheaded by the University of Kentucky, has been awarded the money from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support UK graduate students pursuing degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The grant will fund a Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) initiative for KY-WV LSAMP, a consortium of 10 colleges and universities working together to broaden participation and increase the quality and quantity of underrepresented students in STEM.

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