Tennessee State University gets $2.5 million grant from science foundation

Tennessee State University gets $2.5 million grant from science foundation

October 23rd, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee State University has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant will cover a period of five years and be used to increase the number of minority students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math.

Dr. Lonnie Sharpe holds TSU's Massie Chair of Excellence and is the co-principal investigator of the grant.

He estimates it will benefit about 3,800 underrepresented students throughout Tennessee.