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Dartmouth launches $100 million STEM initiative to support underrepresented students

Dec 07, 2022   |   The Boston Globe

"The initiative, called Dartmouth STEM-X, aims to provide financial resources, scholarships, academic support, and social support to underrepresented students in STEM, namely students of color, first-generation students, and women," reports The Boston Globe.

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"Alexis Abramson, dean of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, said STEM-X also aims to make curricular improvements. The $100 million will, in part, fund 'workforce development,' and bring in experts that have done research in STEM to help guide new courses to be offered to students, Abramson said in an interview with the Globe.

"'The new $100 million funds are going to help us do what we're doing today, but on steroids,' Abramson said. 'That next level hopefully will make underserved students feel more comfortable and more confident and want to come to Dartmouth to get this STEM plus liberal arts experience that's really hard to get in other places.'"

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