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Melody Russell, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in the College of Education; Jared A. Russell, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology; Martha Escobar, Lanier associate professor in the Department of Psychology; Oladiran Fasina, professor in Biosystems Engineering; and Curtis Shannon, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been awarded part of a collaborative grant by the National Science Foundation. The project goals are to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, graduate degree completion for underrepresented minorities who are U.S. citizens, and prepare underrepresented minorities who are U.S. citizens for STEM faculty careers. The project, titled "Collaborative Research: The Tuskegee Alliance to Develop, Implement and Study a Virtual Graduate Education Model for Underrepresented Minorities in STEM," is a multi-institutional project led by Tuskegee University in collaboration with Alabama State University and Auburn University. Auburn University received an award of $821,702 and the total grant award across the three Alliance institutions is $2,593,384.