Grants

• Howard University received grants of software from Siemens PLM Software valued at $150 million. The grant is the largest ever received by Howard University. The software includes programs for engineering, student/instructor training, and specialized certification programs. The software will be used for courses in engineering technology, manufacturing and industrial design, and drafting.

• Fayetteville State University, the historically black educational institution in North Carolina, received a grant from the Junior League of Fayetteville to expand the university’s Raising a Reader Program to improve literacy among young children.

• South Carolina State University, the historically black educational institution in Orangeburg, received a $150,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The money will provide additional funding for the Savannah River Environmental Sciences Field Station.