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UVI GETS GRANT FOR MATH, SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS

Nov. 9, 2001 – Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation University of the Virgin Islands will have an additional $294,495 with which to offer scholarships to students entering the fields of computer science, engineering and mathematics.
The grant, which was awarded to UVI's Division of Science and Mathematics, covers a period of four years and funds the university's Emerging Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
Scholars program, which aims to increase the number of graduates in mathematics, computer science and engineering.
The Emerging Scholars program will be an integral part of the university's plans for large technology based programs over the next five years, according to a release announcing the grant.
The scholarship program will provide up to $3,150 per student per year, for 30 students the first year, 25 the second year, 20 the third year and 10 students during the fourth year. Students will be chosen based on merit and need.
Robert Stolz, chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics on the St. Thomas campus, is principal investigator for the grant. Co-principal investigators are Camille McKayle and Marc Boumedine.
"The division is excited about this opportunity," Stolz said. "It provides another way of increasing the number of science and mathematics majors through recruitment and retention." It will complement other existing programs, which also provide financial support for UVI students, he said, adding, "It brings the university national recognition for the quality of our students, programs and faculty."
UVI students chosen to receive Emerging Mathematics, Engineering and Technology scholarships will benefit from ongoing mentoring activities conducted by faculty as well as by
support from UVI's other mathematics and science scholars in the National Science Foundation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program, the Minority Access To Research Careers program and the NASA scholars in the Emerging Caribbean Scientists scholars programs.

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Nov. 9, 2001 – Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation University of the Virgin Islands will have an additional $294,495 with which to offer scholarships to students entering the fields of computer science, engineering and mathematics.
The grant, which was awarded to UVI's Division of Science and Mathematics, covers a period of four years and funds the university's Emerging Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
Scholars program, which aims to increase the number of graduates in mathematics, computer science and engineering.
The Emerging Scholars program will be an integral part of the university's plans for large technology based programs over the next five years, according to a release announcing the grant.
The scholarship program will provide up to $3,150 per student per year, for 30 students the first year, 25 the second year, 20 the third year and 10 students during the fourth year. Students will be chosen based on merit and need.
Robert Stolz, chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics on the St. Thomas campus, is principal investigator for the grant. Co-principal investigators are Camille McKayle and Marc Boumedine.
"The division is excited about this opportunity," Stolz said. "It provides another way of increasing the number of science and mathematics majors through recruitment and retention." It will complement other existing programs, which also provide financial support for UVI students, he said, adding, "It brings the university national recognition for the quality of our students, programs and faculty."
UVI students chosen to receive Emerging Mathematics, Engineering and Technology scholarships will benefit from ongoing mentoring activities conducted by faculty as well as by
support from UVI's other mathematics and science scholars in the National Science Foundation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program, the Minority Access To Research Careers program and the NASA scholars in the Emerging Caribbean Scientists scholars programs.