Feds funnel millions to Dartmouth, UNH in science, engineering and math push

NH Union Leader

August 13, 2019

"The National Science Foundation awarded a total of $3.8 million to Dartmouth and the University of New Hampshire for programs related to science, technology, engineering and math education," writes NH Union Leader.

"Dartmouth will receive $2.8 million to develop teaching materials to introduce data science — analyzing and making sense of data — into first-year courses in science, technology, engineering and math.

"Professor Petra Bonfert-Taylor led the team that wrote the grant. She said she and a group of other professors talked to a group of local companies about what skills they needed in workers. One of the most common needs was for data science, Bonfert-Taylor said.

"'More and more data is being collected in literally every area of our lives,' she said. Companies need people who know how to gather data, and how to use data to draw conclusions and make recommendations."

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