Alabama State University recently announced that they received $1 million in federal grants for STEM programs, a major accomplishment for the institution.
The university’s Biological Sciences department will receive $770,000 to form a three institution partnership to include Auburn University and Tuskegee University. Through the partnership will come research and employment opportunities for students or color pursuing careers in STEM industries.
According to the principle investigator of the research project, the funding will have a tremendous impact on their doctoral students.
The remaining $330,000 will go to the university’s Center for NanoBiotechnology Research. The funding will be used for chlamydia research. The researches at Alabama State have been charged with using the grant funding to create a nanovaccine for the disease.
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