Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

GRANTS & Awards

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

GRANTS & Awards

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LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, N.Y., recently received a $150,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to help increase the number of businesses that develop products using renewable energy technology. The college's business incubator program, NY DESIGNS, will work with companies developing "green" products, to help them develop and market their products.

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) received a $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support Black College Wire, an online news service for and about students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The one-year award will enable Black College Wire to continue its current operation and add new features to its Web site including audio streaming and First Amendment Watch, a student project that will monitor and report on censorship at Black colleges. The grant will also fund summer internships at Black-owned community newspapers,

The North Carolina A&T State University Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures (CAMSS) received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to head an inter-institutional team under the NSF's Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team initiative to support fundamental research and to catalyze synergistic science and technology. …

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