WORCESTER – Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced $750,000 in funding from the STEM Pipeline Fund will be allocated to the next phase of the @Scale Initiative to promote and advance student interest, engagement and educator effectiveness in STEM education at the 11th Annual STEM Summit held at Worcester’s DCU Center. Massachusetts is recognized as a national leader in STEM education as a result of the Patrick Administration’s strategic investments in programs and initiatives that are developing a highly skilled workforce, fostering economic development and ultimately positioning the Commonwealth as a leader in the 21st century innovation-based global economy.
"The STEM disciplines are essential building blocks of a 21st century highly skilled workforce,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “Our investment in STEM education will continue to pay dividends for generations to come.”
Photo: Quinsigamond Community College's Advance Robotics Intensive is an @Scale project that introduces students to many STEM topics at one time (engineering, electronics, physics, computer programming, etc.), providing math and science enrichment and real life teamwork experiences.