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Mel Cossette, Edmonds College executive director and principal investigator of materials science initiatives. (Photo courtesy Edmonds College)
Edmonds College was awarded three grants this year for materials science education, totaling over $1.1 million.
“The grants we received will allow us to develop and distribute high-quality resources for materials science education,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “These resources are vital — innovations in materials science have the potential to impact our nation’s health, economy, environment, and security.”
EC secured two grants from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education program.
One grant supports the establishment of the Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC), which will develop curricula for associate degrees and certificates in micro and nanotechnologies. MNT-EC will be led by Pasadena City College in collaboration with EC, Portland Community College and Northwest Vista College.
Over the course of five years, the grant will distribute $630,000 to EC to support MNT-EC activities, with a focus on increasing minority and women faculty development and participation in micro- and nanotechnology education.
The second NSF grant will distribute more than $485,000 over three years to EC’s National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEdU). The funding will be used to create and …
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