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Dr. Chance Glenn, engineering dean at Alabama A&M University, is co-investigator for a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) project focused on nuclear engineering.

According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the $400K grant to AAMU researchers will improve student success in undergraduate nuclear engineering or an advanced degree.

“This project has the objective to enhance student  learning and skills by integrating  learning units into nuclear engineering courses,” the NSF said in the proposal.

The project’s start date is August 1, 2018, and estimated end date is July 31, 2021.

Principal AAMU investigator Stephen Egarievwe,  and  Zhengtao Deng, a co-principal investigator, are sponsored through NSF‘s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP).

The HBCU-UP’s project supports an evidence-based model for improving the preparation of undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers.

Learning model and units on nuclear engineering skill-set development will improve retention and graduation rates in nuclear engineering programs, increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the nuclear engineering workforce.

Read more about AAMU’s Targeted Infusion Project: Active Learning Integrated Nuclear Engineering Education (ALINE) here.

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