National Science Foundation awards University of Toledo with nearly $10 million grant

National Science Foundation awards University of Toledo with nearly $10 million grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a federal grant to the University of Toledo.

The $991,081 grant is for the university's Networking Urban Resources with Teachers and University to enRich Early Childhood Science (NURTURES) program. NURTURES helps engage teachers and parents while encouraging them to support children's natural curiosity. It also aims to improve grades in science for preschool through third grade students in the Toledo area.

"Young children are fascinated about the world," Associate Professor Susanna Hapgood said. "They're very curious and so science is the perfect opportunity to talk and explore and investigate, so these materials are created to help parents at home know how to engage with their kids to explore the world around them."

The project is now moving to its second phase which will include 120 teachers and more than 2,000 students in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

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