Feb. 10, 2009
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Morningside College a $597,791 grant to provide scholarships and other academic support to students who are majoring in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and engineering physics.
The grant will fund the “Pathways to Student Success in the Sciences” program at Morningside. The program is designed to provide financial and academic support to Morningside students who are working on degrees in specific scientific fields. The Morningside program is under the direction of Dr. Eric Canning, associate professor of mathematical sciences; Dr. David Slaven, associate professor of physics; and Randy Campbell, associate professor of mathematical sciences.
The NSF awarded the grant through its Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. S-STEM grants are made to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of a degree in science and engineering disciplines.