Torres Announces Nearly $280,000 NSF Grant Awarded to Cal Poly Pomona to Recruit and Retain Low-Income Students in STEM

September 9, 2019
Press Release

National Science Foundation award will help increase the number of low-income students pursuing graduate and doctorate degrees in STEM fields


ONTARIO, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $279,000 grant to Cal Poly Pomona to increase the retention of low-income students in graduate-level mathematics programs. The NSF award will help recruit and support students pursuing Master’s degrees, and encourage them to continue with their doctoral studies in mathematical sciences.


“As one of the top universities for STEM careers, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its commitment to ensuring equity in the success and education of all students,” said Torres. “This grant will help academically promising low-income students access higher education and economic mobility, while strengthening diversity and representation in STEM.”


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