The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Delta College $3.8 million in funding to be distributed over the next five years.
The first installment will be paid out during the 2011-2012 school year in the amount of $831,000.
This grant is meant to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students by helping launch the new Delta STEM Academy.
Low-income and Hispanic students working towards STEM degrees will benefit from this grant with new equipment and support provided by the Delta STEM Academy that is to be hosted in the new Math and Science Building that is still under construction.
It will also upgrade equipment in Delta College’s already existing STEM labs on both its main and Mountain House campuses.
“This is recognition of the excellent projects planned for this grant, and a validation of the real acceptedneed for boosting the educated workforce of this region. This will have positive impact on our students and help our regional economy for years to come,” said Delta’s President/Superintendent Jeff Marsee in a press release from the college.