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STEM Center Receives $50,000 Grant

Grant GraphicCongratulations to PI Mr. Carlos Galindo (STEM Center) and Co-PIs Dr. Andrea Arce-Trigatti (College of Education) and Dr. Stephanie Jorgensen (Chemical Engineering) for being awarded the Science Olympiad Collegiate Scholars (SOCS) program grant of $50,000. The SERS-funded SOCS program is awarded to and will be administered through the Oakley STEM Center targeting underrepresented and minority student populations in the STEM fields.

The program will recruit 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate students who represent these characteristics and who will gain skills that positively impact both their academic success and the communities they serve while working towards the goal of coordinating next year’s Regional Science Olympiad.

Mr. Galindo states, “I am personally really excited to be able to work with students to develop their professional skills while at the same time working on a project that can positively impact k-12 students in the Upper Cumberland.” Wings up!

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