NSF awards 5-year grant to fund first-of-its-kind HSI STEM Resource Hub at NMSU

The National Science Foundation recently announced its first research awards under the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. In addition to 31 projects awarded to community colleges and universities across the country, a $2.6 million, five-year grant will fund a first-if-its-kind HSI Resource Hub at New Mexico State University, in collaboration with Dona Ana Community College and California State University-Northridge.  

“This is outstanding news,” said NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “This builds upon the leadership NMSU has established in this field and is consistent with the strategic direction we have established for the university.”

Elba Serrano, NMSU regents professor, is the principal investigator for the NMSU arm of the project, which will create a network to share best practices among the 450 Hispanic-serving institutions to build capacity for STEM education.


From left: The HSI Resource Hub includes: Delia Valles-Rosales, NMSU associate professor in the College of Engineering; Jon Juarez, DACC regents professor and head of computer technology; Sonya Cooper, NMSU regents professor and College of Engineering associate dean; Elba Serrano, NMSU regents professor in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Martha Desmond, NMSU regents professor in Wildlife and Fisheries Department in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. (NMSU Photo by Minerva Baumann)

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