ENMU-Roswell receives $2.8M for STEM education

Officials say a five-year grant can boost science, technology, engineering, and math education at ENMU-Roswell.

The Roswell Daily Record reports the $2.8 million in funding can especially help the school’s Hispanic students.

Vice president for academic affairs Ken Maguire says institutions with student bodies at least 25 percent Hispanic could have received the grant.

He claims Hispanics make up most of the ENMU-Roswell student population.

Maguire says this grant can help the university recruit and retain Hispanic students, create an innovation center for STEM learning and experimentation, and provide additional training and development for teachers in STEM fields.

Additionally, he says a laboratory from the 1980s changes into fabrication labs modeled after those at M.I.T.