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Congressman Henry Cuéllar (’82), along with
TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck presented a total of $1.5
million in federal funds to TAMIU’s Science Technology
and Math (STEM) Program in September.
Cong. Cuéllar noted that nine of the 10 fastest-growing
occupations that require at least a bachelor’s degree would
require significant scientific or mathematical training.
“With these grants, provided by the National Science
Foundation, TAMIU will help tap into this resource by
increasing financial support for minority STEM students,
improving teacher quality and preparation and providing
teachers and students with increased opportunities for
research, Cuéllar said.
Dr. Keck said that the federal funds will allowTAMIU
to continue its growth in STEM program offerings “We
are grateful to Congressman Cuéllar for his unwavering
support of TAMIU and for his solid partnership in
securing numerous grants for us over the years including
these three from the NSF,” said Keck.
TAMIU Receives
$1.5 million
his TAMIU faculty is
him to pursue another passion:
taking a stand against bullying.
“I have been inspired by
the story of Amanda Todd, the
Canadian teenager whose video about her bullying went
viral after her suicide. I am currently developing a music
video against bullying and have even been in touch with
her parents via social media and they have shared their
support. I’ve experienced bullying. It’s not funny and it’s
not right,” he observed.
He is also active in the University’s ROTC program,
but grudgingly admits that the 6 a.m. workouts can
sometimes make him want to reach for the snooze button
on his alarm. And he’s learning to play the cello, too.
While he plans a future in law enforcement or perhaps
the military, he hasn’t ruled out something else: perhaps
teaching. “It’s teachers that believed in me, that pushed
me, that inspired me. Perhaps some day I can do the
same,” he observed.
TAMIU president Ray Keck shared the University’s
pride: “Bryan has an unflappable drive that has impressed
us all. Many say ‘it takes a village.’ We are that village;
we are that university. We are honored to welcome Bryan
I’ve learned that we
must look inside our
hearts to find a world
full of love.
*”Home” Lyrics by Charles Smalls from the Broadway
musical, “The Wiz
The three NSF grants include:
1. A $1,199,971 award from the Robert Noyce
Mathematics Teacher Scholarship Program.
2. A $274,900 award from the Major Research
Instrumentation Program.
3. An additional award of $41,627 from the Major
Research Instrumentation Program.
Cong. Cuéllar congratulates faculty and students.