Dr. Glenn Acree, professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, recently served as chair of a panel charged with reviewing grant proposals for the National Science Foundation. The NSF review panels met Nov. 4-6 in Arlington, Virginia. The grant applications were for the Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program which seeks to increase the quality and number of undergraduates with majors in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
This fall the Belmont University School of Sciences is benefiting from its own S-STEM grant through which five entering freshman are receiving $10,000 scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Five additional Pathways Scholars will be added each year for the next 3 years, so that a total of 20 students in the sciences will be supported by the grant. Belmont has committed to sustaining this grant beyond the NSF funding period.