GTRI Awarded Grant to Engage Girls in STEM

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GTRI Awarded Grant to Engage Girls in STEM

Alyson Powell
December 7, 2015
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) has awarded the Georgia Tech Research Institute Information Communications Laboratory (GTRI-ICL) a grant to advance student achievement in Georgia. The two-year grant will fund Project ENG(2)AGES: Engaging the Next Generation of Girls at Georgia Tech via Engineering and Science.

GTRI, Georgia Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), and the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG ED) will team up to work with select students and teachers from Coretta Scott King’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy on applied STEM research, work experience, and mentorship. These students and teachers will then reach out to their peers, colleagues and feeder elementary and middle schools to share their experiences, STEM content, and teaching and learning strategies for greater community impact.

"Georgia Tech is excited about this opportunity to bring students interested in STEM into industry summer internships and into the labs at Georgia Tech during the school year so they can participate in STEM research solving current real world challenges," said Leigh McCook, Division Chief of GTRI-ICL's Socio-Technical Division.

GOSA has awarded more than $4.5 million to local education authorities, schools, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations.

Image courtesy: Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy

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