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July 29, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807

The College of Technology & Computing at Utah Valley University has received a five-year grant for $617,396 from the National Science Foundation to establish a program to attract and retain students in computer science and engineering.<!–more–>

UVU’s program, “Strengthening Outcomes for Students in Computer Science and Engineering through Leadership, Engagement, Academic Mentoring, and Preparation (LEAP) S-STEM Scholarship Program,” is aimed at students who traditionally have low retention and graduation rates but very good job prospects.

The University will award $6,000 scholarships annually to 21 students who have an interest in STEM subjects. “The recipients will form an interdisciplinary group whose interaction will strengthen their preparation for their chosen careers and encourage their persistence to graduation,” said Michael Savoie, dean of the College of Technology & Computing.

The students will have access to faculty mentors as part of a required course and participate in engaged learning opportunities through student chapter projects, leadership training, internships and faculty-mentored research.

“We will provide scholarship recipients with the student support services and academic enrichment opportunities necessary to help them graduate and secure employment related to their fields of study or go on to graduate school,” said Savoie.

 

 

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Academics, Conferences, Lectures & Workshops »

[ 28 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

July 28, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807

Marcy Grossman, consul general of Canada, will speak at Utah Valley University Aug. 5 on “Canada: U.S. Relationship, Trade and Energy.” The free lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the Sorensen Student Center, room 213a. (more…)

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Academics, Engaged Learning »

[ 22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

July 22, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807

The State Board of Regents today approved a new cybersecurity graduate certificate at Utah Valley University to help with the increasing demand in Utah and Salt Lake counties, home to world leaders in Internet security technologies. (more…)

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Arts & Entertainment, Community »

[ 10 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

July 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton | 801-863-6807

In an effort to add greater vitality to downtown Provo, the Office of New Urban Mechanics (ONUM) at Utah Valley University, in partnership with Downtown Provo Inc., will hold the first ever PlayStreet Provo on Saturday, July 19. (more…)

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