The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Landmark College $650,000 over five years for “Access to Innovative Education: STEM Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities” (AIE-STEM). The program launched this September with five students, who will receive up to $10,000 each in scholarship support. The purpose of the grant is to remove financial barriers to STEM education for qualifying students with financial need. In addition, the grant will provide an array of support geared toward student success.
“The program was designed for college learners who have dyslexia, ADHD, ASD, and other profiles,” said Dr. Michelle Bower, chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. Bower co-directs the grant program with Abigail Littlefield, a professor in the Natural Science Department. “We are so excited to work with students for whom a program like ours may have been out of reach financially,” said Bower. “There’s talent out there, and we look forward to mentoring more students who will go on to make contributions to STEM.”