Two Grants, One Mission: Recruit & Retain Hispanic Students In Nutrition, Agriculture, And STEM-Based Fields

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UArizona CALS

The USDA, through its grant program for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), has awarded $250,000 each to two UArizona initiatives. The Nutritional Sciences degree program at the Yuma campus has been expanded, with the aim of creating a pipeline for more students to get into dietetics. CALS Arizona’s Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS) program has been enhanced to provide additional support to underrepresented students pursuing studies in STEM, agriculture, and the like.