National Science Foundation Awards Neumann a Five-Year Grant to Enroll Students in STEM

Dr. Chris Domes
Professor James Waters in Neumann University’s Cybersecurity and Data Analytics Lab.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Neumann University a five-year grant in the amount of $649,556 to enroll, retain, and graduate students in STEM fields.

The bulk of the grant money will provide scholarships for 24 students seeking undergraduate degrees in biology, computer and information science, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, and mathematics.  The remaining balance of the grant will fund academic support services, stipends for summer research projects, teaching assistant salaries, and travel for student/faculty conferences.

Using the NSF funds, Neumann will recruit and enroll two dozen academically talented students who will major in a STEM field and who have financial need that is not covered by federal, state, and university aid. The goal is for 12 students to enroll in fall 2020 and another 12 in fall 2021.

Related goals for these students include a 75 percent four-year graduation rate and a 100 percent placement rate in a STEM job or STEM graduate program within six months of graduation.

Each student in the cohort will be paired with an upper-level peer mentor and participate in one five-week summer research project at Neumann in a targeted STEM field. Students will also be encouraged to serve as paid teaching assistants in one of Neumann’s STEM sections.

“This award is an example of how experts outside of Neumann are recognizing the strengths of this university,” said Dr. Chris Domes, Neumann’s president.

The team that will administer the grant includes professors of biology, chemistry, education, and mathematics, as well as the vice president for academic affairs and professionals in institutional research and university advancement.

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