DACC Receives STEM Grant for $1.5 Million

Doña Ana Community College (DACC) was recently awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant for assisting students in STEM fields.

The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $1,499,998 to be distributed in increments throughout the year 2027. The grant is for the project titled, Louis Stokes B2B Alliance: New Mexico Bridge to the Baccalaureate (NMB2B).

Funds for the project will be used for developing successful pathways for STEM degree completion at two-year institutions. Goals include increasing the number of students participating as mentors and enrolling in STEM courses that provide undergraduate research. The grant will also be used for significantly increasing the transfer rate of undergraduate and underrepresented students pursue a degree in STEM, and the ability to evaluate these student successes in New Mexico community college STEM courses and degree programs.

The information and data gathered will then be used to support adjustments to activities, dissemination strategies and sustainability planning. Data gathered from this project will be disseminated to state, national and international audiences through publications, presentations and online venues.

The project is a collaborative partnership between eight community colleges in the state of New Mexico led by DACC.

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