Thu., May 24, 2012 9:00am (EDT)

Hispanic Youth Focus Of Tech Grant
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson says the school looks forward to expanding opportunities for K-12 Hispanic students through new programs in science, technology, engineering and math. (Photo Courtesy of avramc via Flickr.)
Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson says the school looks forward to expanding opportunities for K-12 Hispanic students through new programs in science, technology, engineering and math. (Photo Courtesy of avramc via Flickr.)
Georgia Tech has received a $5 million private grant to promote science, technology, engineering and math among Hispanic students.

The Goizueta Foundation is providing the grant for Georgia Tech to encourage Hispanic K-12 students to get involved in those fields.

Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson says the school has a longstanding commitment to attracting young people to those fields. He says the school looks forward to expanding opportunities for K-12 Hispanic students through new programs.

The five-year grant will support and enhance the GoSTEM research-based model and will demonstrate how technological universities and school systems can partner to promote academic achievement.