National Science Foundation Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program, HBCU-UP Implementation Project at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania


The project, entitled “Building Engagement and Attainment in Mathematics and the Sciences” (BEAMS), is funded by a five-year, $ 2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), through its HBCU-Undergraduate Program initiative. HBCU-UP is one of several NSF initiatives designed to strengthen the participation of under-represented minority groups in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The overall goal of this initiative is to improve enrollment, retention and graduation rate of under-represented minority groups in the STEM disciplines with particular emphasis on increasing the number of minority students who either enter the STEM work force or proceed on to graduate school programs in the STEM disciplines.