Stevens Institute of Technology has joined the trend of high education institutions in the state reaching out to STEM students.
The Hoboken-based school announced on Monday its Stevens Accessing Careers in Engineering and Science program will provide financial support and academic counseling to students considered an underrepresented minority in the STEM field.
Funding for the program came from a variety of internal sources, primarily the school’s corporate partnership programs with various businesses in New Jersey, including PSE&G.
“The ACES program is an important initiative that reflects Stevens’ institutional mission to equalize and expand access to a Stevens education while also addressing the acute need for building a workforce with a technology orientation,” said Nariman Farvardin, Stevens’ president.
Stevens is the latest in a spree of schools across the state that have expanded their STEM program or offered underrepresented minorities better access to the field.
Earlier this month, Stevens also received a $15 million endowment to allow underrepresented minorities better access to the field of engineering specifically.