Grant supports university-wide STEM ‘Pipeline’ project

November 3, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Chris Lambrakis, Public Affairs at ASU Polytechnic campus] – The trend in the US of a shrinking candidate pool in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sectors was so alarming a few years ago that it sparked a call by the Information Technology Association of America and the National Academy of Sciences for policy to increase the number of STEM graduates and the number of computer specialists.

This fall, the School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation at Arizona State University Polytechnic received $1.35 million in National Science Foundation funding for a 3-year year project to grow that candidate pool for the future. The program,