Texas State University awarded $5.8 million grant for STEM student success

Fort Bend ISD scored above the state average in the 2015-16 school year state accountability system.

Fort Bend ISD scored above the state average in the 2015-16 school year state accountability system.

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In November the U.S. Department of Education awarded Texas State University a $5.8 million grant that will be used to create and improve student success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.

The Hispanic-Serving Institutions–Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and Articulation Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, will provide about $1.138 million in each of the grant’s five years. The program aims to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees in STEM fields. 512-245-2111. www.txstate.edu. Twitter: @txst