Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Announces $1 Million in NSF Funding for Fordham University

Aug 29, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that Fordham University has been awarded $1 million in funding for their project "Achievement in STEM through a Program of Immersive Research Experiences and Support. The grant comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program, which supports the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need. The project will provide students from low-income and minority communities with $10,000 in financial assistance as well as a pre-enrollment summer academic and career-focused orientation program; a year-long Introduction to Research course and a full-time summer research internship.  Serrano oversees NSF funding as the Ranking Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee.

“This grant will help Fordham University foster some of our most vulnerable students in STEM majors. It will create a community for students of disadvantaged backgrounds that continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields. For America to continue to lead in the sciences, we must continue to foster the talent of all our communities through grants such as this one.  As the Ranking Democrat overseeing NSF funding, I thank the Foundation for investing in the Bronx,” said Congressman José E. Serrano.

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Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.  He is a Senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.