ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington University's Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP) received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The grant will be used to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The continuing grant, which began in 2007, has garnered $800,000 to date for the initiative, "Recruiting and Retaining the Next Generation of STEM Professionals."
"We provide students with a range of support, primarily directed at freshmen, sophomores and transfer students," said Wendy Bohrson, STEP program director and geological sciences chair. Bohrson explained students get the opportunity to do their own research, work in the classroom, receive mentorship and academic funding. To learn more about the STEP program, go to http://www.cwu.edu/~step.