Mississippi expands STEM education in schools
The Mississippi Department of Education announced Monday that 15 school districts will establish or enhance programs in science, technology, engineering and math in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The school districts will share more than $896,000 from Mississippi’s K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project Grant. The grants will help schools implement STEM activities, upgrade technology and provide training for educators.
“These grants will help schools increase opportunities for students to explore STEM education in elementary and middle school so they will be better prepared for STEM courses in high school,” said Dr. Nathan Oakley, chief academic officer. “STEM-related professions are growing, and there is an increasing demand for high school and college graduates with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”