Obama Announces Expanded STEM Programs

This was announced on 5/27/14.

Colleagues,

President Barack Obama announced today a new $35 million Department of Education grant competition to train math and science students as classroom teachers.  The President also announced a major expansion of STEM AmeriCorps to provide learning opportunities for 18,000 low-income students this summer, and a national STEM mentoring program in seven cities — Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Ind., Wichita, Kan., Allentown, Pa., and Research Triangle Park, N.C. — sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Obama made the announcement at the 2014 White House Science Fair.  While few details are available, the White House Website press release  (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/27/white-house-science-fair-fact-sheet-backgrounder) offers a basic description of the initiatives.

Erika Thompson and other GRC staff members will continue to track these opportunities.

Richard Dunfee, PhD
Executive Director, Grants Resource Center
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
202. 478. 4697

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