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Nova Southeastern University to receive $7 million in grants for Hispanic students in STEM programs

FARMINGTON, CT - AUGUST 27:  Kristin Martins-Taylor feeds stem cells at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut. UConn scientists and students have been recipients of federal grants for work using human embryonic stem cells and could be significantly affected by a federal court ruling that would limit funding for embryonic stem cell research. On August 23, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction in Washington, D.C., halting all federal funding for basic research into embryonic stem cell technology. Stem cell research is believed to offer great hope in finding treatments to many diseases and illnesses including heart attacks, strokes and spinal cord injuries.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FARMINGTON, CT - AUGUST 27: Kristin Martins-Taylor feeds stem cells at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut. UConn scientists and students have been recipients of federal grants for work using human embryonic stem cells and could be significantly affected by a federal court ruling that would limit funding for embryonic stem cell research. On August 23, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth issued a preliminary injunction in Washington, D.C., halting all federal funding for basic research into embryonic stem cell technology. Stem cell research is believed to offer great hope in finding treatments to many diseases and illnesses including heart attacks, strokes and spinal cord injuries. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

Nova Southeastern University is getting $7 million in grants to help Hispanic and other minority students who are pursuing high-demand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related programs and careers.

The Title V grants from the U.S. Department of Education will help increase the number of Hispanic and other students pursuing degrees in the STEM fields and prepare them for careers in these growing sectors and post-baccalaureate computer science-related degrees.

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will join NOVA school administrators to discuss the grants at a press conference Monday.

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