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Release No: 455-95
August 22, 1995

DOD ANNOUNCES AWARDS FOR CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, ANDENGINEERING EDUCATION FOR HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ANDMINORITY INSTITUTIONS (HBCU/MI)

The Department of Defense announced today plans to award a five-year granttotalling $6.97 million to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to establisha Center of Excellence for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education(SME). The Army Research Office (ARO) has also announced that it plans toaward a five-year grant totalling $2.5 million to establish an additionalCenter at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California. These two programswere competitively selected from 49 proposals submitted to the ARO in responseto the FY95 Supplemental Program solicitation issued in March 1995. The awardsare being made as part of the DoD Infrastructure Support Program forHBCU/MIs.

Since it began in FY92, the DoD Infrastructure Support Program for HBCU/MIs hasmade over 135 grants to HBCU-MIs, totalling almost $63 million. Goals of theprogram include strengthening academic programs in science, mathematics, andengineering; attracting underrepresented minority students to these programs;and encouraging them to pursue careers as faculty at HBCU/MIs.

Note that awards are contingent upon written agreements having been reachedbetween the Department of Defense (ARO) and the institutions.

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