Torres Announces $475,000 Federal Grant to Cal Poly Pomona

April 15, 2019
Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help boost STEM recruitment and expand research opportunities


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant to Cal Poly Pomona. The funding will enable Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate researchers to expand impactful research into the metal-nitrogen oxide interactions and enable the recruitment of a diverse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.  


“Cal Poly Pomona is shaping the next generation STEM leaders in California and the world,” said Torres. “This grant recognizes the outstanding work of the Department of Chemistry, invests in critical research, and makes it possible to attract and retain talented students from across the Inland Empire and California.”  


"This award addresses societal needs for sustainable chemistry and creates classroom research experiences to better prepare students for STEM careers upon graduation," said Dr. Chantal Stieber, Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Cal Poly Pomona. "These efforts broaden research opportunities for all students and enable the recruitment of a diverse STEM workforce for our region."


Torres is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for appropriating federal spending.