UA One of Only Eight Institutions Selected for Nationwide STEM Initiative



The University of Arizona is one of only eight institutions in the nation to be selected and funded under a major, nationwide initiative designed to greatly enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Aimed at addressing the nationwide demand to improve education, retain more majors and expand the workforce in STEM, the Association of American Universities (AAU) announced the eight project sites of the STEM Undergraduate Education Initiative, which is funded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

“The award recognizes our university's commitment to improve STEM undergraduate education by promoting and supporting the application of evidence-based teaching practices,” said Vicente Talanquer, co-principal investigator on the UA grant. 

Under the initiative, the UA has established the UA AAU STEM Project, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary effort that significantly will expand STEM-related collaborative enterprises, curricula and funding opportunities.

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