Monthly Archives: August 2015

STEM Teacher Recruitment grants placing more teachers in high-need subjects

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants until Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at 5 p.m. EDT. The grant program was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013 to provide financial support for organizations working to recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools where there are shortages of teachers with appropriate training and expertise in [STEM]. “To continue leading the Midwest in life sciences and technological innovation, we must focus on growing opportunities for students to experience STEM in our classrooms,” Governor Pence said.

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IU receives $1.66 million grant for STEM education

The U.S. Department of the Navy awarded IU a $1.66 million, five-year grant to develop an innovative [STEM] education model to train diverse STEM researchers. The model is intended to increase the number of minority students interested in and prepared to successfully pursue careers in these industries. The Department of the Navy selected to award IU the grant in part because IU had already successfully developed a STEM initiative with 12 historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, according to the release. The STEM initiative increased the number of African American students interested in and prepared to successfully enter graduate degree programs within STEM fields.

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