SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for curriculum development that will increase diversity and equity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
Lawrence Tech was one of 20 universities and colleges nationwide to receive the three-year grant through the AAC&U initiative, Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM .
The initiative will support curriculum and faculty development activities to develop models for broader institutional change for the advancement of evidence-based and culturally competent teaching in STEM, particularly in the computer and information science domains.
LTU’s College of Arts and Sciences has started to integrate course-based undergraduate research as a way to introduce more students to research earlier in their collegiate careers. Instead of waiting until their senior year to conduct research as part of a senior project, some LTU students will now do research in connection with course assignments.
The initiative is funded by a $4.9 million grant to AAC&U from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.