NC OPT-ED Programs
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program
The HBCU-UP provides awards to enhance the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instructional and outreach programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As an important step in expanding participation in the nation's STEM workforce, support is available for implementation projects and planning grants. Implementation projects include comprehensive institutional approaches to strengthen STEM teaching and learning. Proposed activities are the result of careful analysis of institutional needs, address institutional and National Science Foundation goals, and have the potential to result in significant and sustainable improvements in STEM program offerings.
Typical project implementation strategies include: curriculum enhancement; faculty professional development; undergraduate research; academic enrichment; infusion of technology to enhance STEM instruction; collaborations with research institutions and industry; and other activities that meet institutional needs. Planning grants provide the support necessary in order for an institution to undertake an institutional STEM self-analysis, thereby identifying activities and strategies for an implementation project.
The following institutions are aligned with the HBCU-UP program:
- Bennett College (BC)
- Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T)
- North Carolina Central University (NCCU) (PDF Document)
- Saint Augustine’s College
- Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)