Mills College Receives Grant to Strengthen Environmental Science Programs
Oakland, CA–July 22, 2015 Mills College is proud to announce that it has received a grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to strengthen its undergraduate environmental science programs.
The foundation awarded Mills $325,000 to support the acquisition of key equipment and analytical instruments needed to conduct scientific research. Training and access to modern instrumentation will allow students to develop the skills to conduct sophisticated research successfully. Students will benefit from expanded learning opportunities in the classroom, in the field, and in the research laboratory. These hands-on experiences will prepare them for both graduate studies and for employment in a variety of scientific and technical organizations in the public and the private sectors.
“We are seeing a growing interest among undergraduate students in the natural sciences, and a growing demand from industry for well-educated workers,” said Mills College President Alecia DeCoudreaux. “This grant gives Mills the opportunity to prepare more diverse women from a variety of backgrounds to assume leadership roles in the natural sciences, where there is a critical need to resolve global environmental issues.”