NSF grant supports education outreach

NSF grant supports education outreach

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Dr. Tirupalavanam Ganesh and his research team earned a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a three-year ITEST project titled “Learning through Engineering Design and Practice: Using our Human Capital for an Equitable Future.”  The project, which launched this fall in collaboration with the Mesa Unified School District, will provide 96 seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students from Powell and Carson junior high schools with a multiyear, extracurricular and technological problem-solving experience. Participants and their families also will engage in career and educational exploration in the IT/STEM subjects.