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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.

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