Whitmer Funds Science, Engineering, Tech, and Math Education to Give Michigan Students Edge Over China Governor Whitmer announced state funding of over $200,000 dollars for STEM programs in schools, investing in the future of state infrastructure and helping Michigan youth gain a competitive edge over international contemporaries.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that 16 schools and districts in Michigan have been awarded over $200,000 to improve STEM programs for students, giving them a leg up in the race to compete with China.
The funding will “offer students access to real world STEM experiences,” said Gov. Whitmer. This boost for K-12 institutions, districts, and educational partnerships is part of the Governor’s education budget, which sets a wide-ranging set of educational goals for Michigan.
The funded programs include water stewardship education, data gathering, remotely operated vehicle training, and introductions to careers in “science, engineering, and natural resource management”—all projects necessary to make young Michiganders competitive on an international scale.
“Michigan has the potential to become a world leader in STEM education and careers,” said Whitmer.