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UIC to Lead $8.8 M Grant Analyzing What ‘Blackness’ Means in STEM

Terrell Morton, UIC assistant professor in the College of Education.

The University of Illinois Chicago is one of six institutions that will split an $8.8 million National Science Foundation grant to develop theories, research methods and tools to help expand and taylor the field of STEM education to support Black students.

The five-year project will be led by Terrell Morton, UIC Assistant Professor of Identity and Justice in STEM Education. He will serve as the principal investigator for the overall project and for UIC specifically. Other universities involved in the effort include Tennessee State University, the University of Texas at Austin, American University, Georgia State University and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.