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Front Range Community College Receives Part of Grant to Increase Minority Student Participation in STEM Careers

September 18, 2018

Front Range Community College will receive part of a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to increase participation of underrepresented populations in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, careers.

The Louis Stokes B2B Alliances for Minority Participation grant will support a project to establish the Metro Denver STEM Alliance, a partnership that includes FRCC, the Community College of Aurora, Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Denver and Red Rocks Community College, according to an FRCC news release.

The Alliance will focus on increasing the number of minority students enrolled in STEM programs at two-year institutions and also work to foster STEM student success by addressing systemic barriers and promote partnerships with four-year schools to streamline the transfer process.

FRCC will use its portion of the grant to fund a STEM transfer coach at the Westminster campus. In addition, there will be funds for student stipends for participation in Louis Stokes B2B Alliances for Minority Participation activities, the news release states.

Karen Antonacci: 303-684-5226, antonaccik@times-call.com or twitter.com/ktonacci

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