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Dept. of Education Awards STEM Grant to AAMU

September 30, 2021

Improving Learning Outcomes in STEM

Alabama A&M University received a highly competitive MSEIP grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the period 2021-2024.

Dr. Showkat Chowdhury, professor of mechanical engineering, is the Principal Investigator & Project Director of the $700,000 grant.  Chowdhury said the project will enhance the learning outcomes and success of minority students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). He further added that the project will implement engaged pedagogies in STEM courses to improve cognitive, non-cognitive and critical thinking skills of minority students, strengthen the Career and Professional Development opportunities, address Mental Health Impact due to COVID-19, and broaden the undergraduate Student Research Experience in STEM to enhance student learning experience and value.  

In addition to Dr. S. Chowdhury (main photo), the project team consists of (from top left, clockwise) Dr. Xiang Zhao (Co-PI), Computer Science; Prof. Tamara Chowdhury (Co-PI), Construction Management; Dr. Salam Khan (Co-PI), Mathematics; and Dr. Rhonda Moore-Jackson (Co-PI), Director of Distance Education & Instructional Technology.