New Grant Programs Relating to Women in Higher Education

The Everywoman’s Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst received a three-year, $112,000 grant to provide outreach, counseling, and sexual assault prevention education in rural counties of Massachusetts. The center will reach out to victims of sexual assault and offer free peer counseling and support groups.

Wayne State University in Detroit received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for programs to increase the number of girls in local high schools who are prepared for college-level degree programs in health-related STEM fields. The funds will be used for summer academies for middle school girls and continuous mentoring support throughout the year for participating girls.

The program is under the direction of Sally K. Roberts, assistant professor of mathematics education at Wayne State. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Alma College and holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Wayne State.

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