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UT Receives National Science Foundation Funding to Support Conference

Published: July 10, 2017
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The conference is being held at UT July 20–23 and is affiliated with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The National Science Foundation has granted The University of Tampa $31,625 to support a conference on transforming undergraduate education in the molecular life sciences.

Michael Carastro, associate professor of biochemistry and a conference organizer, applied for and received the funding. The funding will support 10 community college faculty members and 25 graduate students/postdoctoral fellows to attend the conference.

Carastro said he is pleased to have received the grant as “National Science Foundation funding is extremely competitive, and this is the first direct funding that UT has received from NSF in more than five years.”

The conference is being held at UT July 20–23 and is affiliated with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The meeting will focus on high-impact teaching and learning practices and mechanisms to facilitate student transitions from two-year colleges to four-year colleges and universities.

The conference will be in the Vaughn Center at UT, and media is welcome to attend all sessions. For more information about the conference, see https://www.asbmb.org/SpecialSymposia/2017/education/.