The $200,000 Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grant will provide scholarships to four students for a full academic year and help fill many gaps in tuition and costs associated with attending the University of Hampton. Hampton will introduce its students majoring in STEM-related fields to amateur radio and engage them through activities that provide unique hands-on experience-building opportunities. Additionally, the grant will fund hour-long educational programs featuring scholars studying STEM subjects to be broadcast on Hampton FM Radio Station (WHOV 88.1 MHz).
About Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher learning, dedicated to promoting learning, building character, and preparing promising students for positions of leadership and service. The mission of Hampton University’s School of Engineering and Technology serves a segment of the U.S. population that has traditionally not had access to science, technology, engineering, and science education. math. The School of Engineering and Technology is committed to serving as a catalyst for recruiting and retaining talented African American and female students who pursue research careers in materials science and engineering. To learn more about Hampton University, visit https://www.hamptonu.edu.
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with its roots in amateur radio and Internet communication technology. The organization got its start managing the AMPRNet address space, which is reserved for licensed amateur radio operators worldwide. In addition, the ARDC provides grants to projects and organizations that follow the practice and tradition of amateur radio technical experimentation in the fields of amateur radio and digital communication. Such experimentation has led to advances that benefit the general public, including mobile telephony and wireless Internet technology. ARDC envisions a world where all of these technologies are available through open source hardware and software, and anyone has the ability to innovate on them. To learn more about ARDC, please visit https://www.ampr.org.