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Lawrence Technological University's Southfield campus

LTU’s Biggest Gift Ever, $20M, Will Create STEM Center

Lawrence Technological University has received a $20 million gift to support its “Proud Heritage, Bold Future” capital campaign. It is the largest cash gift in the 4,500-student private university’s 81-year history.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2013

Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University

Greenville Middle School Gets $50k Grant From Verizon Foundation

Greenville Middle School has been selected as a Verizon Innovative Learning School and has received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to help ensure that more students learn the skills necessary for success in higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2013

FocusHope

HFCC, EAA, WC3D, Focus: HOPE Offer Career, Technical Education

Henry Ford Community College, the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan, the Wayne County Community College District and Focus: HOPE have formed the Career and Technical Education partnership, which provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in Detroit to receive college credits while completing their high school education requirements.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2013

Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University

GM To Grant $300,000 Towards STEM Education In Michigan

General Motors Co. will grant Project Lead The Way programs in Michigan with a $300,000 three-year renewable commitment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/04/2013

In the foreground, Grand Valley's downtown Grand Rapids engineering school complex

Grand Valley Engineering Students Graduate, Showcase Projects

More than 60 engineering students will participate in a special graduation ceremony Aug. 2 at Grand Valley State University. The graduates will join the thousands of Grand Valley alumni who are helping to drive the state’s economy with their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degree.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2013

(credit: Troy Hale)

MSU Students Launch Balloon 150K Feet

Film-making and broadcast journalism students launched the camera-laden balloon from Grand Rapids, capturing hours of video footage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2013

(credit: detroitsciencecenter.org)

Michigan Science Center Ready To Rock With New Interactive Music Exhibit

“The Science of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” a 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibit that celebrates the great history of the music genre and the key role science plays in its development, will take the stage at the renamed Michigan Science Center on June 20.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2013

In the foreground, Grand Valley's downtown Grand Rapids engineering school complex

Grand Valley STEM Graduates Help Drive Economy

Grandville native Jake Hall never changed his major while in college. He knew he wanted to pursue an engineering career since his first year of high school.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2013

ESD HQ

ESD Urges STEM Education Authority, More And Earlier STEM Education

The looming shortage of engineers and scientists in the United States is a frequently told story. Concrete measures to solve the shortage? Not quite as frequently discussed. Enter the Engineering Society of Detroit Institute, which has issued five recommendations for a sustainable, collaborative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics blueprint in order to help fill the pipeline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

Wayne State University's Danto Engienering Center

WSU Researcher Aims To Make STEM Education More Accessible To Native Americans

Underrepresented minorities comprise approximately 30 percent of the United States population, but only 10 percent are college educated in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A Wayne State University study recently funded by the American Association for the Advancement of Science aims to change these statistics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2013

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