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NSF updates support for STEM diversity through the UConn – UConn Center for Career Development-based alliance

The National Science Foundation (NSF), based in UConn, recently renewed its five-year grant to ensure the future of the alliance dedicated to expanding the diversity of the STEM field.

Established in 2001 Northeast Lewis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP) Consists of six New England schools working to increase the number of students with different backgrounds in STEM. UConn has been a leader in the alliance since 2016, including Northeastern, Tufts, UMass Amherst, Rhode Island and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

“The purpose of this program is to increase the number of representatives of the minority students who are underestimated by STEM, not only to obtain a degree, but also to prepare for STEM careers and graduate schools,” said the Deputy Student Success Institute. President Tadarrayl Starke said. “We connect students with resources, opportunities, and people to help develop their interest and passion for STEM. NELSAMP keeps students on track, encourages them, and sees success in the field of STEM. The focus is on providing access to people who provide visible examples. “

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NSF updates support for STEM diversity through the UConn – UConn Center for Career Development-based alliance

https://career.uconn.edu/blog/2022/05/21/nsf-renews-support-for-diversity-in-stem-through-alliance-based-at-uconn/ NSF updates support for STEM diversity through the UConn – UConn Center for Career Development-based alliance

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