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Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 4:47am

UGA Gets Grant For Minorities In Science. Math

The University of Georgia and six other colleges in the state have received a $4.9 million federal grant to encourage minority participation in science, math and technology fields.

The National Science Foundation's five-year grant aims to increase the number of minority students enrolled in those programs and to create research and internship opportunities. It also aims to increase the number of minority students getting graduate degrees in those fields.

The grant continues a program that has been housed at the university since 2005.

The other colleges involved are: Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Savannah State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.