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Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners Awards Grants to 11 Tennessee Universities

Monday, March 31, 2014 | 05:06am

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners awarded grants totaling $300,000 to eleven Tennessee universities.  Grant funds may be used to purchase computers, laboratory or instructional equipment, library resources, or to pay intern development program fees or examination fees for students in accredited architectural, engineering, landscape architectural, and interior design programs.

“The Board appreciates the opportunity to assist in the education of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and interior design students,” Executive Director of the Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners John Cothron said. “Education lays the foundation for developing the knowledge and skills needed to practice the design professions and to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare.”

Receiving grant funds this year are:

  • Christian Brothers University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Union University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • University of Tennessee-Martin
  • Vanderbilt University

Grant funding is provided from the Board’s revenues or reserve funds.  The Tennessee General Assembly and Governor Haslam authorized funding for the grants (2013 Public Acts, Chapter 453, Section 50).  The Board has awarded over $2.6 million in grant funds since the inception of the program in 2002.  This is the first year that private institutions were eligible to receive grant funds.

For more information on the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners, visit http://tn.gov/regboards/ae/ or call 615-741-3221 or 800-256-5758 (toll-free).

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