National Science Foundation awards Texas Tech grant

Texas Tech University has received $740,275 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for creation of the Texas Tech Noyce Scholars (TTNS), a five-year program designed to lure more math and science majors into teaching. TTU is one of 20 universities to receive the funding out of more than 103 institutions considered. TTU President Guy Bailey contends that due to a teacher shortage across the state, the grant will help pool talent in an academic area currently shortchanged.

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