Diversifying research is crucial, not only for the benefit of the young scholars entering various fields, but for the disciplines themselves, says Dr. Lee Phillips, director of UNC Greensboro’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office.
North Carolina Central University has received a $330,000 grant from the Minority Serving Institutions STEM Research and Development Consortium (MSRDC) to assist in developing new risk-assessment tools for the Department of Homeland Security.
The North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP), led by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, received a five-year $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue efforts to broaden STEM pathways for underrepresented groups.
Over the course of three consecutive days, from February 11 to the 13th, the UNC System hosted three different conferences, all focused on exploring innovative ways to serve students more efficiently and more effectively … all reflecting the UNC System’s commitment to supporting the myFutureNC attainment goal.
Underrepresented minorities hold only 10 percent of faculty positions in colleges and universities across the U.S., according to recent reports. But a new program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke seeks to increase that number.
The UNC System’s overall strategic plan goals are aimed at making higher education more accessible while also improving student success. The UNC System met or exceeded 10 of the 12 benchmark goals set forward by the five-year strategic plan, which was unanimously approved by the UNC Board of Governors in 2017.