April 09, 2019

North Florida Community College Awarded $1.9M Grant for STEM Resources

MADISON, Fla. – U.S. Rep Al Lawson (FL-05) helped to secure a National Science Foundation (NSF) $1.9 million grant in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources for research and development efforts for North Florida Community College.

The North Florida Community College project provides the opportunity for middle school students in high poverty rural areas to pursue their interest in STEM. A series of six designs challenge modules and two competition design challenges will be used to provide quality STEM designs.

“It is important to invest in the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Rep. Lawson said. “STEM is the future of our society, and students should have the opportunity to explore their interests in this profession. The National Science Foundation grant will provide equal opportunity to learn more about STEM and potential careers in the field.”