UH awarded $4.1M for STEM workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C.­ — Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded more than $4.1 million to the University of Hawaii to promote diversity and improve engagement in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

The University of Hawaii will receive $3.9 million through the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program and $299,208 through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program.

“As the need for STEM workers continue to grow, we must ensure that students in Hawaii have every opportunity to pursue college degrees in these fields,” Hirono said.

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