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Stories about STEM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, a set of related academic disciplines commonly associated with innovation and sought-after careers. Some regions and school districts focus heavily on these fields, and in others, a lack of funding, staffing or student interest has become a concern.

Students at Scranton-area elementary schools are learning about STEM concepts thanks to an $18,000 grant and a team of volunteer STEM teachers from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
Albany State University is partnering with IBM to create the Cybersecurity Leadership Center where students will have access to the company's software, immersive training courses and certifications.
The construction of the new facility, a 90,000-square-foot building, was prompted by the growth in the computer and information sciences program at the University of Massachusetts over the last few years.
All public schools in the state will soon have access to $5,000 worth of state-provided computer science equipment, Gov. Janet Mills announced this week. The initiative will be funded with $3 million in CARES act money.
The new platform from Phenomena gives users a coding space to design their own lessons in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related subjects, according to a recent announcement.
Elms will roll out this grant in the spring semester, and have it fully in place for fall of 2023. The grant will offer need-based scholarship aid to around 40 students per year, and extend for as long as they’re at the college.
The STEM career pathway program directed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will become part of the Buffalo Public Schools’ K-12 curriculum, school officials announced this week.
The nonprofit endowed by Gilead Sciences has donated $3 million to expand Xavier University’s STEM programming for high schoolers. The grant will provide access to intensive pre-college programs to more than 1,000 students.
A $15 million, five-year investment from the National Science Foundation aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in STEM education and workforce training in underserved rural communities.
A glass manufacturing business in Wisconsin issued grants to Burlington Area School District to teach modules designed by Project Lead the Way about computer science, engineering and other subjects.