Media Contact

Ashley Lindstrom
Communications Coordinator
512-232-7121

Group photo of grant participants

From the left to right on the bottom row: Ruyan Guo (UTSA) Amanda Masino (HT), Karen Magid (HT), and Dimitri Tamalis (Florida Memorial University); top row from left to right: Carlos Handy (TSU), Marsha Creatchman (UT), Steven Biegalski ( UT), Sheldon Landsberger (UT), Ed Tovar (Intechsys) and Amar Bhalla (UTSA).

The Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab (NETL), in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas (UT), has received a three-year $1.2 million grant to lead a four university consortium entitled Unified Approach to Increase STEM Undergraduate Students Employment in the Department of the Navy. The three other universities include two Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Huston-Tillotson (Austin) and Texas Southern University (Houston) and the minority serving University of Texas at San Antonio.

The focus is to offer scholarships and internships to underrepresented minorities to seek employment in the Department of Navy in the civilian or military sectors once they have graduated with their B.S. degrees in general science (HT), physics (TSU) or electrical and computer engineering (UTSA). Underrepresented students in the Cockrell School or Engineering and College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas are also eligible for internship support. Each of the outside universities sets its own program, but in a cohesive manner for the overall goal of increasing STEM undergraduate students entering the Department of the Navy.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sheldon Landberger.

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