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2) Component Two - independent “hands-on” undergraduate research experiences for high achieving students on high quality industry standard equipment.  

Title V funds will allow the university to renovate and upgrade laboratories and ancillary storage facilities, retrofit traditional classrooms to “smart” classrooms, upgrade and add computer capacity, acquire new equipment,  revise science and mathematics curriculum and provide professional development activities for Our Lady of the Lake University faculty in technology-based teaching and experiences using modern industry standard instrumentation.  Successful elements of the program will be integrated into the undergraduate science and mathematics curriculum.  It is expected that graduation rates in the sciences and mathematics will increase by 45 percent by the end of the five-year grant period.

Finally, over 170 science and mathematics majors and over 500 non-majors will benefit annually from the Science and Mathematics Renovation, Retention, and Research Program and the improved academic support services provided by this grant.


California State University - Dominguez Hills, CA

Grant Type:  Individual Development Grant


California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is a comprehensive, four-year public, Hispanic-serving University.  The most diverse campus west of the Mississippi, the campus services the communities of South Central Los Angeles County, which include a large number of lower-income families, endemic poverty, and significant immigrant populations.  California State University, Dominguez Hills is located on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area.  California State University Dominguez Hills is one of 23 institutions in the California State University System.  The student body at CSUDH is one of the most diverse and multi-ethnic in the western United States, with 81.6 percent of students reporting an ethnicity other than White, and female students outnumbering males two to one.  The largest ethnic group is Hispanic, comprising 39.5 percent of undergraduate enrollment in 2008, growing from just 15 percent in 1991.  

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