TSU, MTSU celebrate $2.7 million partnership to improve biology education

Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 2:05am
Staff Reports

Officials from Tennessee State University will join Middle Tennessee State University partners Thursday morning to announce a $2.7 million grant to fund the National Science Foundation TRIAD GK-12 partnership to improve biology education.

The 10 a.m. announcement will be held in Cantrell Hall in the Tom H. Jackson Building (the old Alumni Center) on the MTSU campus.

GK-12 is a NSF program that places graduate students in K-12 classrooms. Tennessee State University and MTSU grad students will work with students in Metro Nashville Public Schools and Rutherford County Schools.

Non-university partners include Franklin-based BioTN, the Business Education Partnership Committee of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Pope John Paul II High School.