Hoeven Announces $285K NSF Grant to Improve Mathematics Education at NDSU

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $285,402 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The grant, made available through NSF’s Division of Undergraduate Education, will support NDSU’s Promoting Reasoning in Undergraduate Mathematics (PRIUM) project, which will use research and student assessment to enhance mathematics instruction and student learning at the university.

“Today’s funds will support important and practical research to help instructors improve their classroom practices to strengthen students’ ability to develop their mathematics skills,” Hoeven said.

Hoeven has advocated for and worked to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Last year, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, which included legislation based on a measure that Hoeven introduced with Senator Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to improve students’ access to STEM education. Further, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven also helped secure funding in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bills for programs to enhance STEM education, including the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program at NSF.