Alabama A&M, Alabama State receiving STEM grants

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama universities are among the minority schools receiving federal money to enhance education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The U.S. Education Department says A&M will receive nearly $119,000 through the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.

Alabama State will receive nearly $250,000 through the program.

Federal officials announced the funding on Monday.

The grants are three-year awards that help fund projects including tutoring, faculty training, lab and classroom renovation and curriculum development.

In all, 13 colleges and universities nationwide will receive more than $3 million in grants.

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