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State awards more than $3 million for STEM education

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More than twenty schools have received a financial boost to help fund STEM programs across the state.

The Michigan STEM advisory council granted more than three million dollars to fund science and math programs.

Grants range from ten thousand dollars to five hundred thousand dollars for elementary, high schools, and universities.


Kevin St. Onge is a spokesperson with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. He said the money is making a positive impact on their STEM program.


“This has allowed us to provide curriculum materials from the Cereal City curriculum. But also probably just as important if not more important the training and facilitation for teachers who are implementing that curriculum.”


St. Onge said the funding is helping his students become more engaged in STEM activities.

21 schools received grants that will be used to fund math recovery, computer science, and robotics programs across Michigan.

The list of schools that received grants include Suttons Bay Public Schools, Lapeer Community Schools, and Saginaw Valley State University.