Hoeven: NDSU Receives More than $2.6 Million for STEM Education

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2,643,673 to North Dakota State University (NDSU).

The funds will be used to support NDSU’s “Gateways – ND: Advancing Learner-Focused Instruction to Catalyze Student Success” program, which works to improve student learning by incorporating an innovative model for the professional development of instructional staff and faculty at the college level.

The project seeks to increase teachers’ use of evidence-based active-learning to increase teaching efficacy, enhance student-learning outcomes, boost STEM retention and improve student attitudes towards STEM.

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that will boost STEM education in North Dakota so we can help to ensure that our students are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant will support efforts that aim to enhance STEM in our state, which will prepare future graduates with the knowledge they need to be successful.”