Thursday, November 14, 2013

“Google's $3.2 Million Grant to Help Student Veterans”

“Google on Wednesday announced a $3.2 million grant that four organizations will share to produce data-based research on how student veterans are faring in college. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Student Veterans of America, Posse Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars will study which colleges are the most successful at supporting student veterans, which campus programs have the biggest impact and how veterans' majors of study match up with employment opportunities. The resulting report will be made public, Google officials said, and the company will fund the expansion of programs that are found to be the most effective”.

I found this interesting and pleasing to see since there is not a whole lot of “tracked” data out there about this subject.

A bit of self-promotion here, please feel free to read my dissertation on this subject (much smaller scale); Comparing the academic achievement of civilians to that of military veterans at the San Diego campus of Brandman University by Akerele, Flavius A. B., Iii, Ed.D., ARGOSY UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO, 2011, 89 pages; 3493015


The more people who get involved with this type of research the better.


Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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