November 4, 2019
National Science Foundation Awards $40 Million in Grants to 25 HSIs
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program) awarded 25 grants to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 totaling approximately $40 million.
The NSF’s HSI Program seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at HSIs. In addition, the HSI Program seeks to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding.
The NSF HSI Program has two tracks:
Track 1: Building Capacity funds projects up to $2,500,000 for up to 5 years. This track has three priority areas: Critical Transitions; Innovative Cross-Sector Partnerships; and Teaching and Learning in STEM.
Track 2: HSIs New to NSF funds projects up to $300,000 for up to 3 years and is open only to HSIs that have never received NSF funding, or that have not received NSF funding in the five years preceding the proposal deadline.
The FY 2019 awards and recipient institutions are listed below.
Track 1: Building Capacity
- Enhancing STEM Student Success by Connecting Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences to the Local Ecology and Community, Adams State University
- Catalyzing New Practices for the San Joaquin Valley to Innovate Effective Teaching Pedagogies in Lower-Division Mathematics and Chemistry Courses, California State University-Bakersfield
- HSI-SMART: STEM Model for Research and Teaching Undergraduate-intervention Program, California State University-Channel Islands
- Leveraging a Faculty Community of Practice Model of Professional Learning to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, California State University-Dominguez Hills
- Catalyzing New Practices for the San Joaquin Valley to Innovate Effective Teaching Pedagogies in Lower-Division Mathematics and Chemistry Courses, California State University-Stanislaus
- Catalyzing New Practices for the San Joaquin Valley to Innovate Effective Teaching Pedagogies in Lower-Division Mathematics and Chemistry Courses, California State University-Fresno
- An Interdisciplinary Design Program: Incorporating Making and Design Thinking to Enhance Undergraduate STEM Education, CUNY Queens College
- Developing Reliable Educational Avenues to STEM Careers, Florida Keys Community College
- Culturally Responsive Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Heritage University
- Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in STEM through advancing Research Experience and Knowledge in Marine Biotechnology, Inter American University of Puerto Rico San Juan
- Building Capacity: Pathway to Success for Students and Faculty in Computing, Kean University
- STEM Articulation and Transfer Collaborative Project, Palm Beach State College
- Fostering an Equity-minded Student Success Culture in STEM Through Faculty Development, Santa Monica College
- Pathways to Promote Seamless Transitions for Undergraduate Engineering Majors, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change, Texas State University - San Marcos
- Increasing Student Success in STEM, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
- Improving the Transition of Community College Students into University STEM Programs Through Cross-Enrollment, University of California - Irvine
- Building Capacity: Improving STEM Graduation Rates through Engaged Learning, University of Houston - Clear Lake
- Monarchs and Milkweeds: A Partnership to Develop a Integrated and Culturally Relevant Science Curriculum, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Enhancing Critical Transitions in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Track 2: HSIs New to NSF
Source: National Science Foundation