Great things continue to happen at Northwest Missouri State University

October 2012

Enjoy this sampling of Northwest grant partnerships.

Upward Bound Math and Science

Northwest is actively seeking financial support from, and partnerships with, national, private and regional agencies and has received more than $1 million in grants since January. The following are just a few examples.

Scratch Workshop
$25,150 funded by Google
These funds will allow Northwest's Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems to provide two workshops and a summer camp to promote the use of Scratch programming language in K-12 classrooms.

The People's Garden
$49,897 funded by the Natural Resource Conservation Service
Northwest's Department of Agricultural Sciences and its students, working in conjunction with local organizations like the Ministry Center Food Pantry and the Nodaway County Senior Center, will expand the current community garden complex to include handicap accessible garden beds, an educational, sensory garden and outdoor pavilion. (below)

The People's Garden

Upward Bound Math and Science
$317,987 funded by the U.S. Department of Education (and $1.6 million over the next five years)
This highly competitive grant allows Northwest's Upward Bound Math and Science program to continue for another five years. The program is a six-week, hands-on summer learning experience for eligible high school students in grades nine through 11. The life-enhancing college-prep program helps students explore math, science and technology topics that many of their peers might never experience while exposing them to a university campus and reducing anxieties about college. (above)

Reduce Your Paw Print: Bale It!
$14,920 funded by the Northwest Missouri Regional Solid Waste Management District
Funding allows Northwest, and its division of Facility Services, to generate a viable revenue stream by allowing the University to improve the cost effectiveness of its plastic recycling efforts through the acquisition of an industrial bailer to streamline the collection process, thereby making it more viable for the institution to sell plastic bales at market prices.

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