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College of New Rochelle Receives STEM Education Grant

The United States Department of Education (ED) has awarded the College of New Rochelle (CNR) in New Rochelle, NY a $10 million grant to fund its collaborative learning program for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Founded as a college for women in 1904, CNR's School of Arts and Sciences is still for women only, but the college's School of New Resources, School of Nursing and Graduate School admit both women and men. The college is striving to increase student success and retention with a particular focus on women's participation in science and math related fields. According to ED, women are underrepresented in STEM fields.

In an effort to increase the number of women graduating in STEM fields, the college has developed "a comprehensive program to enhance student success through innovative, collaborative learning strategies," according to information from the college. The college will use the grant money to expand its collaborative teaching model across all six of its campuses in New York City, as well as to renovate and expand its science facilities.

"This grant will enable The College of New Rochelle to accelerate the implementation of key strategic initiatives impacting student success," said Judith Huntington, president of the college, in a prepared statement. "In particular, it will provide important resources for optimizing the learning environment inside and outside the classroom.  These resources will include technology, academic facilities enhancements and new support programs."

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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