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Media Advisory - Citrus College Receives a $4.2 Million STEM Grant: Press Conference and STEM Center Tour Scheduled 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

September 27, 2011

 

Media Contacts
Paula Green, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-914-8873 (office), 626-488-7855 (cell)
Stacy Armstrong, Citrus College Office of External Relations, 626-851-4082

 

Citrus College Receives a $4.2 Million STEM GrantPress Conference and STEM Center Tour Scheduled

What:            
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Citrus College a $4,285,000, Title V Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant  that will enable the college to build upon and strengthen its programs in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.  This grant will fund a new program, “RACE to STEM.”

A press conference and information session will be held to officially announce and launch the “RACE to STEM” program at the college’s STEM Center, which is located on the first floor of the Math/Science Building.

When:            
Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:00 a.m.

Who:              
Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, Citrus College Superintendent/President
Sylvia Smythe, Grant Project Coordinator

Where:          
Citrus College, Math/Science Building
1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA
www.citruscollege.edu

The Math/Science Building is located on the Foothill Blvd. side of the campus, west of Barranca Avenue.

To avoid a parking ticket, parking passes may be purchased at the Campus Safety Office drive-through window for $5.00.  The Campus Safety Office is located near the Citrus Avenue entrance of the campus.  Make a right turn at the Campus Drive entrance—the Campus Safety Office is the one-story building on the right.

Why:              
“RACE to STEM” will complement Citrus College’s current STEM Program, which has increased the number and percentage of Citrus College students who successfully complete STEM classes, declare majors in the STEM subjects and transfer to four-year institutions as STEM majors.  The college’s STEM Program also conducts workshops and outreach programs at local K-12 schools.

 
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