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.
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.
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.
General Motors Co. will grant Project Lead The Way programs in Michigan with a $300,000 three-year renewable commitment.
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.
Film-making and broadcast journalism students launched the camera-laden balloon from Grand Rapids, capturing hours of video footage.
“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.
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.
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.
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.