NCC Receives Burroughs Wellcome Grant
Nash Community College has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF). BWF Student STEM Enrichment Program funds support career-oriented and practical programs intended to provide creative science enrichment activities for students in K-12 education.
The Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) supports diverse programs to enable primary and secondary students to participate in creative, hands-on STEM activities and pursue inquiry-based exploration- an educational approach that BWF believes to be an effective way to increase students’ understanding and appreciation of the scientific process.
“Burroughs Wellcome Foundation recognized that schools like NCC have a greatly increased reach in rural areas and with underserved communities,” said NCC Biology Professor Dr. David Beamer said. “This planning grant will be used to develop STEM learning modules connected to ongoing DNA research as well as a scientific field and laboratory tasks associated with data collection and analysis. Funds will be used for program development and instructional materials.”
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private independent foundation located in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Its mission is to serve and strengthen society by nurturing a diverse group of leaders in biomedical sciences to improve human health through education and powering discovery in frontiers of greatest need.