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UVI to lead STEM Leadership Research through National Science Foundation Grant

The University of the Virgin Islands will lead a collaboration of four entities that received a $9 million award over five years in funding from the National Science Foundation to create the Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). This center is the nation’s first broadening participation research center. The four partner institutions involved in the execution of the grant are the University of the Virgin IslandsNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityFielding Graduate University and Association of American Colleges and Universities.

CASL’s goal is to serve as the nation’s premier intellectual and scholarship-generating resource for examining and determining the kind of leadership that broadens the participation of African Americans in STEM (Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Mathematics). Likewise, CASL aims to meaningfully contribute to the development of next-generation leaders who are able to preserve the legacy of HBCU success. Through its wide-ranging objectives of broadening participation research, expanding STEM education, and developing mainstream outreach and knowledge transfer, UVI will be the lead institution charged with achieving the grant’s research objectives.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website –