Tallahassee, FL. – U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) announced $273,348 in grants awarded to Florida A&M University (FAMU) for math and science.
“We are grateful and applaud the efforts of U.S. Senator Martinez in helping FAMU to assist our students in math and science,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “These are two critical areas of need. This grant will give us the opportunity to prepare them for rewarding careers in areas where minorities are underrepresented.”
This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Education's Upward Bound Math and Science program for educational programs that lead to careers in the fields of math and science.
"These investments will help encourage and train our young people for careers in math and science," said Martinez. "The future of our nation depends on these kinds of critical investments that ensure we remain competitive in the global economy."
The Upward Bound Math and Science programs provide summer intensive math and science training, year-round counseling and advisement, contact with mathematics and science research faculty members, computer training, and mentor-guided/participant-conducted scientific research.
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