• With a grant from Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University will establish the Entertainment and Technology Diversity Scholarship. Under the program, a minority or female student will receive a scholarship for graduate training in graphic arts, game design, or computer programming at the university’s Entertainment Technology Center. Carnegie Mellon is the only university in the world to offer a master’s degree in entertainment technology.

Hampton University, the historically black educational institution in Virginia, received a $310,655 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund genomics and bioinformatics workshops for up to 120 undergraduate faculty members.