Program Aims to Recruit More Women From Muslim Countries to Study Science in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of State is teaming up with American women's colleges to encourage more women from Muslim-majority countries to study science, technology, engineering, and math.

The new NeXXt Scholars Program will recruit female students from predominantly Muslim countries who are interested in the STEM fields to U.S. women's colleges.

The program, which kicked off with a gala Saturday night in New York, will pair each undergraduate scholar with a female scientist, often a