Barrett applauds Waverly schools for earning STEM grant

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Tom Barrett is applauding Waverly Community Schools for being one of 21 educational entities in Michigan to be awarded a state Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant.

The state invested over $3 million in the 2018-19 School Aid budget for the MiSTEM Advisory Council to distribute grants to help implement programs listed in the STEMworks database, a repository of high-quality STEM programs that have gone through a rigorous review process.

“The rigorous areas of study in STEM education are becoming increasingly important to the future of our state and nation,” said Barrett, R-Charlotte. “These grants are about improving STEM education to give students unique opportunities to learn and gain the advanced skills needed for 21st century careers.”

Waverly Community Schools has been awarded a $316,595 grant for its TESLA/Next Generation Science Exemplars (NGSX) program. The NGSX project develops online resources to help bring 3D learning into science classrooms.

“This innovative program is a great example of the efforts our local schools are making to engage students in critical STEM fields and provide them with the tools to be successful,” Barrett said.

For more information on the MiSTEM Advisory Council and the MiSTEM regions please visit www.michigan.gov/mistem.

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