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Iowa Named Mentoring Center for Minority Graduate Students

The University of Iowa has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish one of only five University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) in the nation. The centers are located at universities with proven records of educating underrepresented minority graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Participating universities are expected to expand, strengthen, and institutionalize minority recruitment, mentoring, educational support, and professional development.