Indiana University has landed a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy. The school, along with an alliance of minority-serving institutions, will use the funding to develop a model to train a diverse group of STEM researchers.
IU says the initiative aims to strengthen the pipeline of graduates with the interest and skills to pursue STEM careers.The school says the program will capitalize on its STEM strengths, including the addition of engineering degrees on the Bloomington campus.
The initiative calls on IU to grow its STEM alliance from 12 minority-serving institutions to 20 and create a Faculty Research Development Institute. The school will also work with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division researchers to boost opportunities for minority and underrepresented students.
IU Vice President for Diversity, equity and Multicultural Affairs James Wimbush will lead the project.