UC's School of Education Receives Funding for STEM

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The School of Education at the University of Cincinnati today received new funding for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teaching and learning for the Ohio STEM Learning Network from the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization Battelle. The hub of the Ohio STEM Learning Network is staffed by the University of Cincinnati (UC) and anchored by Hughes STEM High School.

The funding totals $25,000 in grant support to host training for educators and STEM learning experiences for local students. The funding will also allow the School of Education at UC to deepen its partnership with Hughes STEM High School, developing important instructional approaches and resources for teachers and students. Central to these efforts is the experience that pre-service and in-service teachers have in developing and delivering high quality STEM instruction that engages students.

“We look forward to continuing our work and providing many more Southwest Ohio students with exciting, valuable STEM experiences that help prepare them for the future,” said Ted Fowler, co-director of the Southwest Ohio Hub of the Ohio STEM Learning Network at UC.

“We are grateful for the support that Battelle has shown in our collective ability to advance meaningful STEM infrastructure and instruction not only at UC but also in the region,” said Sam Stringfield, director of the School of Education at UC.

This new funding for STEM in Ohio’s Southwest region brings the total contributions to local STEM education from Battelle or Battelle-managed projects to more than $1.9 million.

“STEM education opens new doors for students,” said Aimee Kennedy, vice president of education, philanthropy, and STEM learning at Battelle. “That’s why we’re so proud to see how the Southwest Ohio hub has grown to provide real value to schools in this community.”