DuPont Co. announced Thursday a
$400,000 grant to Iowa State University for the university's Science Bound
program, which encourages youths in the state's urban communities to consider
careers in agriculture and science.
The grant will help the 20-year-old program
to increase the number of ethnically diverse Iowa students pursuing careers in
agriculture, science, technology, mathematics and engineering. The grant,
funded through DuPont Pioneer, the company's Johnston-based advanced seed and
genetics business, is expected to benefit more than 500 Iowa students over the
next five years.
Science Bound programs include the George Washington Carver
Summer Internship program and a four-week summer Learn & Earn program.
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