Tuskegee University receives $2 million grant - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Tuskegee University receives $2 million grant

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

 After receiving a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Tuskegee university is introducing a new minor to their campus.

The five-year grant is to prepare undergraduate students for careers in materials science engineering.

The grant money will provide material science engineering courses to undergraduate students that are majoring in a different field. The goal is to help better prepare them for Tuskegee's material engineering masters program.

"So we came up with this concept of a minor in material science engineering. If they can take that minor while they're undergraduates they will not only get a certificate in minor and make themselves marketable, and their stay in the graduate program is shortened because of the minor. They don't have to take a lot of prerequisites," said Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, Shaik Jeelani,

Officials hope to start the program with ten students in the spring.

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