Minority Serving Institution Program

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The STEC CAP Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnership Program

The STEC CAP grant is pleased to highlight our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) partnership program, led by Jeff Witte, Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, his staff and in coordination with the staff of New Mexico State University Career Services. The STEC CAP grant devotes approximately 2/3 of our funding and work effort to research and  1/3 to educational and outreach activities and programs. MSI collaborators contribute significantly in both of these aspects of the grant to enhance our understanding and control of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in the beef supply.

New Mexico State University will lead the recruiting efforts and will initially focus on MSIs listed by the United States Department of Education, including the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU).