Chris Schulz Published

Marshall, WVU Receive Funding To Support Student Success

Big, older college building in a campus setting
The Old Main Building on the Marshall University campus.
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The National Science Foundation has awarded West Virginia’s two largest universities $656,814 for research initiatives to improve student success.

Marshall University will receive $352,310 for a ten-week interactive research program to engage STEM students with career workshops and hands-on learning opportunities.

The rest of the funds -$304,504 – will support research at West Virginia University to assess obstacles faced by socioeconomically disadvantaged graduate students and the effect that these disadvantages have on student retention.

The National Science Foundation was established in 1950 by Congress to promote the progress of science and according to their website, their grants account for about 25 percent of federal support to America’s colleges and universities for basic research.