CMU receives donation for STEM project

Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant received one of the largest donations it has ever received to help middle school students throughout the Great Lakes Bay region find careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

The gift comes from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation and was received by the College of Education and Human Services.

The project will include efforts such as design and deployment of math and science tutoring resources, some project-based learning experiences such as drone camps, software engineering and environmental science research. Along with opportunities for children and teachers to connect with industry experts, daylong workshops and even a weeklong research program at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island.

The donation funds the program for five years and creates an endowment to allow the activities to continue beyond that.