Detroit Evening Report: Wayne State University receives $260K from GM for STEM education programs

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Wayne State University’s College of Education was awarded $260,000 from General Motors to fund science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

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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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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.