Source: WSFA 12 News
Tuskegee University receives it’s largest competitive five-year grant award in school history. The National Science Foundation awarded about $16 million dollars for several projects, some that will benefit public schools in the Black Belt.
“It’s not just because we are an HBCU, it’s because we are doing cutting edge technology in this area”
— Dr. Shaik Jeelani, Tuskegee University Vice President for research and sponsored programs
Dr. Jeelani says $10 million dollars of the historic grant will go to middle schoolers across the Black Belt region.
“This is a unique example in the whole country where we’re linking the researchers to the K-12 community,” Dr. Jeelani said.
The math and science partnership should get underway within a month. Tuskegee Institute science teacher Belinda Hart says she couldn’t wait to tell her middle school students the news.
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