Congressman Jimmy Gomez Congratulates Cal State LA on STEM Education Grant

Washington, DC, July 20, 2017
Tags: Education

Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), is proud to congratulate California State University, Los Angeles on the recent announcement that they've been awarded $464,977 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will be used to broaden and support participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate programs for underrepresented students.

"Congratulations to Cal State LA for receiving this grant that will have an immediate and direct impact for students in our community, strengthening the pipeline of talent in Los Angeles that will fuel our nation’s future technological breakthroughs,” said Congressman Jimmy Gomez. “I am pleased that the National Science Foundation is making efforts to support diversity in STEM education, and I applaud their continued focus on STEM jobs, which are incredibly important to the innovation and growth of the American economy.”

Led by Emily Allen, Dean of Cal State LA’s College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, the award will be used to expand and scale-up Cal State LA’s first-year experience (FYrE@ECST) program for undergraduate students at its College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. The FYrE program aims to build a stronger academic foundation during the students' first year by developing the cultural and social capital necessary for students to successfully navigate their undergraduate experience.

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