Sen. Kyrsten Sinema lauds efforts to expand STEM offerings in southern Arizona
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The STEM Talent Pipeline has announced an educational grant of $5,000 for the Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs offered to southern Arizona’s community of students.
SARSEF’s mission is to encourage and promote STEM education in Arizona classrooms, according to a press release.
Their impact has been felt not just in southern Arizona, but across the state. More than 160 schools and 54,000 students of all ages have participated in one or more of SARSEF’s programs. Those programs include workshops, competitions, mentoring and professional development, the release states.
“Today’s grant empowers the Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation to continue providing students across Arizona — especially in rural and tribal communities — with STEM education that equips them to be the innovative thinkers and problem solvers of the future,” said Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, in a prepared statement.
Julie Euber, SARSEF CEO, offered gratitude for the educational grant program.
“SARSEF is incredibly grateful to Sen. Sinema’s office and for this educational grant from the STEM Talent Pipeline organization,” she said. “This grant allows us to continue to provide quality STEM education, focusing on engaging student populations underrepresented in the fields of STEM.”
“This gift will open the door to more curiosity, exploration and discovery within the classroom and impact thousands of students and educators across the state of Arizona,” she added.
The STEM Talent Pipeline program was created by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to support existing or developing STEM initiatives and encourage students in their passion for learning. STEM educational programs in schools and clubs have the opportunity to teach the building blocks of the skills needed to work in biotech and other science/engineering fields.