California State University
CSU Receives $500K for Study on Impact of STEM Service Learning
July 29, 2014
The California State University has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will fund a study on the impact of service-learning courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Service learning combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. The practice has a strong correlation to student success in most academic disciplines, but there is a lack of research on its impact in STEM. In partnership with the California Campus Compact, a statewide service-learning organization, the CSU's Center for Community Engagement will investigate the practice's impact on student success in STEM fields.
More information is available on the CSU website.