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Hispanic Youth Focus Of Tech Grant

Updated: 2 years ago.
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.

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