The National Science Foundation has awarded Rogue Community College a $337,000 grant, which the college will use to develop a new math curriculum.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Rogue Community College a $337,000 grant, which the college will use to develop a new math curriculum.

The three-year Advanced Technological Education grant will fund the development of a new math course that will use problems posed in industry-related careers. RCC officials said the project is designed to increase student math skills and connect the skills to real-life problems so students are prepared for post-secondary education and technical careers.

This is the second time RCC has received a National Science Foundation grant to develop an applied math course. It previously created a course covering algebra, geometry and trigonometry basics by showing how they are put to use in manufacturing, welding, electronics, construction, automotive and diesel technology.