The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies (PSEG ISS) Green Teams are benefiting from $2.6 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) grants that are helping the summer internship program better serve diverse students from multiple areas of study and their families.
The first award is a $2 million NSF Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) grant, the University’s first HSI grant. Led by PSEG ISS Director Amy Tuininga, the grant enables the Green Teams program to better engage Hispanic students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and extend these learning opportunities to their families and corporate and community partners.
The second NSF award is a $600,000 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant led by Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Nina Goodey and designed to improve STEM literacy for students who are non-STEM majors through their participation in the Green Teams. Tuininga and Elizabeth Emery, professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, are co-principal investigators.