Livingstone College

Dr. Flowers wins $278,086 career development grant from NSF

Dr. Flowers, Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair of the Biology Department, will utilize a $278,086 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and study an innovative career development program for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students titled, Advancing Interest and Motivation (AIM) for STEM Careers at Livingstone College. Based on NSF records this award marks the first NSF award at Livingstone College in 34 years and marks the highest amount ever awarded to Livingstone College by the National Science Foundation.

AIM for STEM Careers is designed to improve STEM undergraduate students’ career self-efficacy and employment outcomes. Program participants will be recruited from the Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Information Systems departments at Livingstone College. AIM for STEM Careers could become a national model employed by other universities around the country to improve diversity at every level of the STEM pathway. For more information about AIM for STEM Careers access: www.aimforstemcareers.com. Additionally, you can follow AIM for STEM Careers on twitter: www.twitter.com/aim4stemcareers.

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