- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey community college has been awarded a five-year, $5.3 million federal grant to support education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

The Record newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/2eq9MYR ) the grant will serve all of Bergen Community College’s STEM students and particularly support first-time, full-time degree seeking Hispanic, low-income and at-risk students.

The Paramus-based college plans to improve academic performance for these students, who have faced barriers entering STEM fields, by adding more faculty interventions, hands-on experiences and industry interactions.

The college received a $3.8 million U.S. Department of Education grant in 2011 that funded its five-year “Graduation Pathway to Success Project.” STEM enrollment has since increased 67 percent.

The college enrolls 15,000 students at locations in Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com


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