Project Abstract Address: 3601 Stillman Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Project Director Name: Mr. Phillip Cunningham Contact Phone Numbers: (205) 860-7845 ext. 8923 voice Email Address: email@example.com Website Address: stillman.edu Grant program funds requested in this application: $800,000 Stillman College proposes to renovate the fifty-year old, two-story, 22,000 sq. ft. Harold N. Stinson Science Building on its 105-acre National Register Historic District campus. The project will make infrastructure repairs including, emergency exits, stairs, restrooms, classroom lab fixtures, inoperable equipment removal, and ceiling and flooring replacement. Interior spaces will be re-painted and the lighting will be replaced to provide more energy efficient illumination throughout the facility conducive for scientific laboratory research and classroom learning. In addition, new faculty office furnishings will be purchased. As the sole source of scientific academic instruction on the campus, Stinson also houses faculty office space, classrooms, laboratories, and a lecture hall. Primarily used for teaching, the classrooms that were converted into research laboratories are no longer sufficient for modern academic research which allows our students to be competitive. The renovations will support improved infrastructure with the following goals: 1) increasing retention, 2) increasing student success, and 3) increasing opportunities for STEM majors. The short-range outcome will be students who 1) are equipped with tools commensurate with contemporary research environments and 2) have the same advantages of their peers at other institutions. The long-range outcome will be increased numbers of underrepresented minorities in STEM are who are prepared for professional schools and careers through Stillman’s Department of Natural Sciences which includes biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Stillman College, in Tuscaloosa, AL, is a four-year liberal arts co
llege offering bachelor's degrees in the humanities, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and business, with a current enrollment of 722 students. Stillman is one of Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA.