Texas Land Grants Day (a collaborative conference between Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University) helps participants from Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M to develop professional networks and build better ties. This is the third instance of this conference, and this semester, the conference will be held at the Rec Center at Texas A&M on November 4th.
The keynote speaker for the conference is Dr. Sonja Montas-Hunter, Program Director for IUSE: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) at the National Science Foundation.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the leading funding source for all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. The NSF is committed to broadening participation, and this is evident through the variety of investment priorities related to preparing a diverse, globally-engaged science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce; integrating research with education and building capacity; and expanding efforts to broaden participation from underrepresented groups and diverse institutions across all geographical regions in all NSF activities.
This session will provide an overview of funding opportunities from various NSF Directorates related to broadening STEM participation and increasing research diversity.