Alabama State University recently announced the receipt of more than $1 million in federal funding to help boost research opportunities for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The University’s Department of Biological Sciences received more than $770,000 to develop a partnership with Tuskegee University and Auburn University to increase research and work opportunities for minority students studying STEM. Additionally, the school’s Center for NanoBiotechnology Research (CNBR) also received a three-year grant of $330,000 to develop a nanovaccine treatment for chlamydia.
Dr. B.K. Robertson, principal investigator of the research project, as well as professor and director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Biological Sciences says that, “As director of the biology and graduate programs, this will have a tremendous impact on the training of our doctoral students.”