Skip to Main Content
Salisbury University BW
A Maryland University of National Distinction
navigation icon opens header SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

navigation icon opens menu

Press Releases

Wednesday, October 4, 2000

Henson School Receives Minority Recruitment Grant 

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury State University’s Henson School of Science and Technology recently received a $20,000 grant from the University System of Maryland to increase and enhance recruitment and retention of minority persons into the fields of engineering, computer science, physics and technology through the collaborative efforts of faculty at SSU and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The goal of the program is to develop easily accessible learning systems for minority students who may have had limited exposure to high-end information technology during their high school years.

“Access and use of laboratory instruments from a remote location allows undergraduate students to perform actual experiments at any time and from any location and to repeat the process until the concept and the experiment are well understood,” said Dr. Asif Shakur, chair of the Department of Physics at SSU.

 The program is designed to overcome some of the fundamental problems experienced by minority students including lack of experience with computer technology and Web-based learning systems.



  SSU Public Relations - 410-543-6030

Copyright © - Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6862


* * *

[ Top ]

* * *

* * *


Need help or have questions about this page? Please visit our Ask a Question or Report a Problem page.
Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 410-543-6000