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July 21, 2008
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Drs. Moira van Staaden (left) and Anne Bullerjahn

Drs. Moira van Staaden (left) and Anne Bullerjahn

BGSU, Owens get grant to produce more scientists

BGSU is teaming with Owens Community College to address a goal that’s easy to state and offering a challenge to meet.

It’s “fairly ambitious,” says Dr. Moira van Staaden, biology, of a national business-backed goal of doubling the number of college graduates in the sciences by 2015. “But we need to do it.”

She and a colleague from Owens, Dr. Anne Bullerjahn, hope to do their part as directors of a project funded by the National Science Foundation for up to $2.2 million over five years. Science, Engineering and Technology Gateway Ohio (SETGO) is expected to encompass several hundred Bowling Green and Owens students and faculty in a three-pronged approach to generating more scientists.

The national need stems from an aging work force in the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, says van Staaden, whose project co-director at BGSU, Dr. Tracy Huziak-Clark in the Division of Teaching and Learning, will assess its effectiveness.
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