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A grant from the National Science Foundation of almost $1.2 million will help the University of Louisiana at Lafayette produce highly qualified teachers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Dr. Peter Sheppard, an associate professor of education at UL Lafayette, is the principal investigator of the grant. He's using the money to create a new program, "Strengthening Teacher Education through Mathematics & Science Teaching Scholars in Louisiana." It's aimed at juniors and seniors who are majoring in math or one of the sciences who may choose to become teachers.

The NSF funds only the most innovative and academically rigorous proposals in science and education.

Sheppard's project is part of the University's efforts to advance K-12 STEM education, he said in a recent interview.

"We value exceptionally talented students, so we're pleased to be able to provide substantial financial and professional support to STEM majors who seek to double major in education or seek a minor in education," he said.

UL Lafayette students in the program will receive stipends of up to $11,700 each year, for up to three years. The University is recruiting undergraduate students for the program.

Interested students may contact Sheppard at (337) 482-1514 or via email at pas3457@louisiana.edu.

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