For Immediate Release
August 14, 2014

Alameda, CA - Today, the Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) has announced that they will receive an $899,841 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase enrollment and retention of women in community college science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.
Donna Milgram, the Founder and Executive Director of IWITTS, said, “The U.S. is at risk of losing its competitive edge because too few students are choosing STEM career pathways, 59% of STEM students in post-secondary education don’t complete their education, and opportunities to innovate are reduced by a lack of diversity....

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