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.