College Park, MD — The University of Maryland (UMD), College Park will receive $996,074 in federal funding to boost Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.

The money comes from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Research on Learning and will pay for a year-long intensive training program for 40 scholars and ultimately expand STEM education research and broaden participation in STEM fields. 

The research will also focus on increasing representation of minority communities in STEM.

NSF supports research, innovation, and discovery that provides the foundation for economic growth in this country. By advancing the frontiers of science and engineering, our nation can develop the knowledge and cutting edge technologies needed to address the challenges we face today and will face in the future.