A record $2.3 million in new National Science Foundation (NSF) grants will help to expand research opportunities for undergraduate students at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

“Our faculty are helping to position WSSU as a growing regional powerhouse for STEM education,” said Dr. Anthony Graham, provost and chief academic officer for WSSU. “These three-year NSF grants will provide hundreds of our undergraduate students with the high-impact experience they need to thrive in the global economy, molding STEM leaders.”

Since May, faculty from WSSU’s College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education (CASBE) have received eight research grants from the NSF. The amount of new NSF grants well exceeds WSSU’s previous record for of $1.6 million in 2015.

Graham attributes a number of factors for WSSU’s recent success, including increased federal funding for HBCU research, institutional support, and increased collaborations between faculty from WSSU and other HBCUs.

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Originally published Oct. 22, 2018.