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New MU engineering grant hopes to boost retention and graduation rate

 Vellore Gopalaratnam

Vellore Gopalavatnan

The Civil and Environmental Engineering program at MU has received almost $1 million in funding to help boost retention and graduation rates of low-income and underrepresented students in the department.

The National Science Foundation’s grant was awarded in December to Vellore Gopalaratnam, a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. It aims to increase the number of high-achieving, low-income students in the program and study how to better support their academic success. Read more here.

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