The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Texas Southern University and Howard University more than $745,000 to increase mathematics proficiency in underrepresented minority students. The program has a summer component which will involve high school students and high school teachers. The academic year component will focus on improving the algebra and precalculus skills of undergraduate students. The Texas Southern University part of the grant will be led by Professor Wiillie E. Taylor from the Mathematics Department and Professor Reginald Todd of the college of Education. Dr. Taylor hopes to use the fund to create a COSET Mathematics Academy to aid COSET majors in mathematics. The program will run for three years from Nov. 1, 2019 – Oct.30 2022.