EDUCATION

Utah Valley University awarded $1.5 million grant

Aug 2, 2022, 4:46 PM
Utah Valley University College of Science awarded nearly $1.5 million grant....
Water research in a Science Building lab on the Utah Valley University Campus in Orem, Utah Thursday January 12, 2017. (Jay Drowns/UVU Marketing)
(Jay Drowns/UVU Marketing)

Salt Lake City — The Utah Valley University, UVU, College of Science recently announced that they have been awarded a grant of close to $1.5 million. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded UVU with the grant Aug. 1.

In a press release, Utah Valley University said the grant will promote student engagement by providing need-based scholarships, and allowing STEM students to conduct research.  Altogether, UVU says the grant allows more students to obtain an education, and succeed in a scientific workforce. 

In addition to this most recent grant, UVU has received several other grants from the NSF. Building a rapport with the organization.  

“The NSF has seen that our faculty step up to serve as effective research mentors and personal mentors and that our students respond exceptionally well,” said Daniel Horns, Dean of the College Science. “In fact, the NSF is aware that there has been nearly 100% retention among students involved in similar programs.” 

According to the NSF website, its mission is, “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.”

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