Wayne State University’s College of Education was awarded $260,000 from General Motors to fund science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.
The awards go toward three new programs:
- STEM camp for high schoolers to prepare for college.
- Residency program to bring mid-level career STEM professionals into schools.
- STEM research program to work with Detroit schools.
The programs focus on increasing student access and quality education. It’s also a way to increase the number of STEM teachers in schools during a regional teacher shortage.
“General Motors has a long history of working with Wayne State to cultivate talent in our hometown,” Terry Rhadigan, vice president of corporate giving at GM, said in a statement. “This new project is building a groundswell of STEM innovation by engaging students and investing in teachers. In turn, this is an investment in our region and collective future.”
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