Glenn Acree (Mathematics and Computer Science) recently served on a panel to review proposals for the National Science Foundation. The review panels met September 26 – 28 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 School of Sciences is benefiting from a S-STEM grant through which five entering freshman and six sophomores are receiving up to $10,000 each in scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Additional Pathways Scholars will be added each year for the next two years, so that a total of 20 students in the sciences will be supported by the grant. Belmont has committed to sustaining this scholarship program beyond the NSF funding period.