Likewise, the IUN plans to use its grants to provide Hispanic STEM students with early research opportunities, comprehensive academic and student support services, mentoring, enhanced community partnerships, and the establishment of a new learning center. STEM resources through its TRIUNFOS (Transforming IU Northwest for Opportunities in STEM), which translates to “triumphs” in English.
“This grant is a testament to IU Northwest’s leadership in creating opportunities for the people of Northwest Indiana,” said Chancellor Ken Iwama. “Establishing a center of excellence for STEM education is an ambitious goal and this grant brings us one step closer to realizing this game-changing community asset. “
US Representative Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland, commended the leaders of Calumet College and IUN for securing the support of the Federal Education Agency for their outreach initiatives.
“I am grateful for their commitment to improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students and all individuals in our region,” said Mrvan.
Approximately 550 undergraduates attend CCJS. About half are first-generation students, according to records.
Enrollment at the IUN this year is approximately 3,500, with one in four students of Hispanic origin.