U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded $148,116 to the University of Alabama. This grant will allow the University to design an introductory computer science and robotics class that is capable of being replicated at schools across the country.
“The University of Alabama will use this grant to develop a course that will help provide the spark within students to reach for careers in scientific fields,” said Shelby. “I believe very strongly that an education in math, engineering and science is the best way to adequately prepare our students for the jobs of tomorrow. Creating courses that motivate college students to pursue careers in science and technology will help the United States to keep its competitive edge in these disciplines.”