The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant of $9 million that will allow the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) to widen and deepen its work to advance and accelerate diversity and inclusion in the nation’s STEM higher education enterprise.

The Center will examine how leadership at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) has played a role in broadening the participation of African Americans in STEM. The results of this work are expected to aid HBCUs and other institutions of higher learning in developing a new generation of leaders to broaden participation in STEM.

Funded by the HBCU-Undergraduate Program at NSF, the project involves four partner institutions in higher education: the University of the Virgin Islands, the lead institution; Fielding Graduate University; North Carolina A&T State University; and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Originally published August 22, 2018.