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ABAC gets a grant

By Jay Polk - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) – Surveys show American students are falling behind their counterparts from other countries in many subjects.

The National Science Foundation is trying to close the gap.

They're giving grants to colleges and universities around the country to encourage students to take up sciences.

One of the colleges to receive the grant is Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

The college is planning to use the money to keep math and science students in the field by supplementing already existing support programs. And to give them opportunities to network with others on and off campus who share the same goals.

Dr. John Farrar, an Associate Professor of Chemistry said, "we're intending to institute new programs for students in science. The seminar program, the mentoring program, the travel program."

Students entering college this fall may qualify for the grants.

You can find out more about the program by clicking on the ABAC website.

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