A team of researchers at UTEP will enhance the success of undergraduate Hispanic students in STEM disciplines through a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

The NSF awarded the funding for a project that seeks to increase the number of Hispanic students, in particular Hispanic women, who are competitive in STEM careers. The project centers on improving students’ educational experiences through shared knowledge about effective practices; faculty professional development and community building; and inclusive, data-informed decision-making that leads to continuous improvement.

Leading the effort is John Wiebe, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, who serves as the project’s principal investigator.

“This prestigious award from the National Science Foundation will help UTEP

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