APLU Supports STEM Students

Aug. 14, 2012
The $100,000 Grant Will Develop a Student Peer-Mentor Network, Provide Research and Project Opportunities for Students

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