Augsburg College is one of 15 higher education institutions in Minnesota, along with the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota High Tech Association, to be awarded a 5-year, $2.45 million grant aimed at attracting under-represented minorities to science, technology, engineering and math programs. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will fund this program through its Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program.
The University of Minnesota is leading this statewide alliance. Augsburg is one of five private colleges participating in the project, along with St. Olaf College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Macalester College, and Carleton College. Other alliance members include: the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Duluth and Morris; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; St. Cloud State University; Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; Anoka-Ramsey Community College; Century College; Minneapolis Community and Technical College; and North Hennepin Community College.