Greensboro, NC -- North Carolina A&T will partner with a state science, health and education foundation to bring a new, active learning program to the campus, the school announced Monday.
A&T and the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation announced the creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center for Active Learning in a news conference.
A&T will receive a 5-year, $1.76 million grant for the STEM Center. The money will help start two new student-centered active learning models for more than 5,000 students annually.
The grant also supports two strategic pipeline programs at the high school and pre-freshman levels to provide students with a strong foundation in STEM disciplines. There will be a summer program for high school juniors to give application of STEM subjects and to prepare them for their SATs; the other program will teach incoming freshmen about chemistry and calculus.
The goal of the STEM Center is to get students more interested and involved in the sciences. The center will equip students with the tools they need to be successful in science, technology, engineering and math careers.
Chancellor Dr. Harold L. Martin and Robert Ingram with GSK, along with other school officials, attended the news conference at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center.
GSK is based in Research Triangle Park and supports programs that promote the sciences, health and education. The foundation has granted almost $60 million to support North Carolina projects and programs that meet the educational needs of today's society and future generations.