UMD, PGCC, and Montgomery County College Receive Grants To Educate STEM Teachers For The Long Haul

A total of $296,041 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland College Park, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College to train Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educators on Aug. 7. Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer announced the funding (MD-05) along with Anthony Brown (MD-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). “Passionate,well-prepared teachers are crucial to our students’ success,” the senators and congressmen said in a joint statement. “We need educators who can champion STEM learning and engage our students on these important subjects. “This funding will foster an essential partnership between three of Maryland’s great institutions of higher education and will bolster our state’s efforts to recruit and train STEM teachers,” they continued. (Sentinel)

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