EDUCATION

Kean University receives nearly $1.7M in federal funding for STEM program

BY Atilla Azami, Production Assistant |

Kean University has been awarded nearly $1.7 million to create a STEM program that could be a model for other universities to emulate. It will use the National Science Foundation grant to overhaul computer science and information technology courses, integrate material from Google and the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions and develop a program that retains students, helps them achieve their degrees and prepares them for life after graduation.

“In order to compete with the rest of the world, we must ensure STEM education remains a focus of our entire education system,” said Sen. Bob Menendez.

“This federal investment will help transform the lives of New Jersey’s future leaders and ensure that students successfully graduate with a quality education that will propel them into careers in STEM,” said Sen. Cory Booker.