WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings have announced $150,000 in federal funding for Morgan State University.
The funding will create a one-year pilot program that's purpose is to help increase students' proficiency and success in programming skills with the end goal of retaining them as computer science majors.
It is a part of a continued focus on STEM education in Maryland and across the country, and it was awarded through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – Undergraduate Program. This funding is in addition to the $1.5 million the lawmakers announced for Morgan State in July.
“Increasing diversity is critical to the long term strength of our STEM workforce,” said Senator Cardin. “I am pleased by the NSF’s continuing recognition of Morgan State’s value as an HBCU with high-quality, job-market informed STEM programs.”