DoD selects two Dayton-area colleges for STEM Consortium

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DAYTON, Ohio (Dayton Business Journal) — The Department of Defense STEM Education Consortium has selected two Dayton-area colleges for a partnership to provide education to underserved and military-connected middle and high school students.

The partnership establishes the Central State University – Sinclair Community College STEM Academy with a $250,000 DoD grant.

“Building strong pathways filled with accessible opportunities for students, from middle school all the way through higher education, is a priority for the Department of Defense,” said DoD STEM Director Louie Lopez.

The first-year pilot will include 18 students from three middle schools and five high schools in Dayton and surrounding school districts. Engagement starts in middle school and continues into high school where students can select from four STEM pathways. Students will transition to Sinclair Community College in one of 11 associate’s degrees programs and transfer to CSU 15 possible bachelor’s degrees.

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