Jackson St. receives $3.7M from National Science Foundation

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Jackson State University has received a five-year $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to address the challenge of providing high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers for all students in high-need school districts.

The project, titled “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars Teacher Academy Resident System” was developed from lessons learned during a successful three-year pilot project led by JSU in partnership with Xavier University of New Orleans.

Dr. William McHenry, executive director of the Mississippi e-Center Foundation and professor of chemistry at Jackson State said in a news releases 32 new science and mathematics teachers have been licensed under the program and placed in high-need schools.

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