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SNC Tahoe to get piece of National Institutes of Health grant

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sierra Nevada College last week announced it will join the University of Nevada, Reno; UNLV; Great Basin College; Nevada State College; University of Nevada School of Medicine; Western Nevada College; and Truckee Meadows Community College in a grant-funded National Institutes of Health program to develop infrastructure for health-related research and STEM education in the state of Nevada.

The grant will be awarded over the course of five years to these partner institutions to fund research centers, equipment, supplies and faculty resources to conduct health research and train undergraduate and graduate students in science disciplines, with the goal of increasing the number of grant applications coming from Nevada to the National Institutes of Health.

As a college that requires research in every undergraduate major, SNC Tahoe joined the competitive grant process seeking to leverage its robust interdisciplinary curriculum and philosophy of hands-on learning SNC offers degrees in biology, psychology and environmental science, among other majors , to advance the project.

The goals of the grant are twofold: to nurture undergraduate research in science and psychology that prepares students for graduate programs in health-related fields in the state of Nevada; and to stimulate an increase the number of grant applications to the National Institutes of Health from the state of Nevada.

"This partnership strengthens science and technology curriculum at the college level in Nevada," said Shannon Beets, SNC Tahoe's executive vice president and provost. "By building this foundation, we are preparing this state to be a place where tomorrow's scientific breakthroughs will happen."

This article was provided by Sierra Nevada College (SNC Tahoe). Visit sierranevada.edu to learn more.