Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiative

HSI STEM Project


In September 2016, CSU, Chico learned that it had been awarded its first HSI federal grant.  The five-year, $4.2 million HSI Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) and Articulation Programs award from the U.S. Department of Education will support students in the Colleges of Agriculture, Natural Sciences, and Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management; and strengthen STEM partnerships with Santa Rosa Junior College and Yuba College.

Press Release

STEM Project Website

CSU, Chico was able to apply for the grant due to becoming eligible for federal Title III/V HSI grants in December 2015, approximately one year after the University’s Hispanic student enrollment surpassed 25 percent of the total student body. 

Biological Sciences faculty Kristen Gorman (left) works with differential gene expression profiles among Medaka with Scoliosis with students Nely Lopez (right) as part of the Chico STEM Connections Collaborative