South Mountain C.C. receives $290,000 bioscience grant

September 5, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Media Newswire] — The third time is a charm for area students — just as charming and exciting, that is, as the first two times that the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted awards to South Mountain Community College for Agriculture and Bioscience Education. A $290,000 Expanding Undergraduate Bioscience Engagement Track (eUBET) grant from the USDA, CSREES Higher Education HSI Office has been approved (July 10, 2008), the college has learned. The South Mountain Community College Division of Math, Science and Engineering (MSE) submitted the grant proposal that will run for three consecutive years.

This is the third USDA grant awarded to SMCC for biosciences in the past five years according to Helen Smith, MSE chair. The grant provides means for students to conduct biotechnology research projects and publicly present their works. Students in advanced eUBET biotechnology classes conduct rigorous genomics research by mapping genes and publishing. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]