To increase recruitment, retention and matriculation of underrepresented students entering engineering and construction management careers, the Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State and State Center Community College District are sharing a $100,000 grant, called the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
The grant aims to strengthen relationships between Fresno-area public higher education institutions and improve the access and success for underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
As planned, the grant will be used to develop a student peer-mentor network, provide research and project opportunities for students, bring industry leaders to the region for lectures and develop multi-lingual outreach programs for prospective students and their families.
Funding for this initiative was provided to the APLU by the Kresge Foundation. Additional grants were awarded to Alabama A&M, the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Minnesota and partnering community colleges.
Learn more about APLU at www.aplu.org