National Science Foundation Grant to Support STEM Teacher Education in High-Need Schools

Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today announced the award of a $1,199,998 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to Alcorn State University to support the Be Brave Teach STEM project. Over a five-year period, the program will serve high-need schools in Mississippi by preparing undergraduate students to become science and mathematics teachers.

“High-quality science and mathematics education should be available to every student, no matter where they live,” Wicker said. “This National Science Foundation grant to Alcorn State will support the university’s efforts to equip aspiring science and mathematics teachers with the wide range of skills they need to educate the students that need it most.”

“I commend Alcorn State University for its commitment to helping reduce the shortage of STEM teachers in high-need school districts in rural Southwest Mississippi,” Hyde-Smith said. “This NSF award will support efforts to encourage undergraduate STEM students to pursue careers that will inspire more of our youth to embrace science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

For more information about the Be Brave Teach STEM project and the NSF award, click here.

Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith Press Release