Hampton University awarded $1.4 million to recruit students in the sciences

HAMPTON — The National Science Foundation is giving Hampton University $1.4 million to recruit more minority students into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The school was awarded two grants designed to increase retention and participation in those fields. The first grant — about $565,400 — is for research on whether integrating financial applications into calculus courses significantly increases learning for math, science, technology or engineering majors.

The second is a five-year, $840,881 grant that prepares minority undergraduates in the four majors to become K-12 public school teachers in high-need public school systems.

The grant will also provide support services during the teachers’ first three years in their fields.

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