University of New Hampshire Receives $1.4 Million Grant for CREST Project

The University of New Hampshire (UNH), a New England Council member, recently received a $1.4 million grant for the university’s Culturally Responsive and Effective STEM Teaching Project, known as CREST Project and is now seeking grant proposals for partnership projects from New Hampshire businesses.

The CREST project aims to recruit and prepare undergraduates and professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to teach secondary-level math and science classes in high-need school districts. The grant for the project is funded by the National Science Foundation and was awarded to UNH, which will collaborate with the Community College System of New Hampshire and local school districts on the project. The New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, a program run by the University of New Hampshire, is now seeking grant proposals from New Hampshire businesses for collaborative research and development projects. NHIRC is accepting proposals until May 4 and will match up to $125,000 in funds using the National Science Foundation’s grant.

“This investment in the innovative STEM partnership between UNH, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and local school districts will help create a brighter future for our young people while building the strong workforce our businesses need to grow and thrive,” said Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH).

The New England Council thanks the University of New Hampshire for its work in preparing the students in high-need communities to pursue careers in high-quality and high-demand STEM fields. Read more in the press release from Senator Hassan’s Office. Feel free to apply by May 4, 2017.

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