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REP. KATKO ANNOUNCES $1.1 M FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP LE MOYNE COLLEGE DEVELOP STEM EDUCATORS FOR HIGH NEED CNY SCHOOL DISTRICTS

April 11, 2017
Press Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that Le Moyne College has been awarded a $1,190,512 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to recruit, enroll, and prepare 18 undergraduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields to obtain New York State teaching certification.   Representative Katko supported the application submitted by Le Moyne College for this federal funding.

Le Moyne College will collaborate with local organizations, including the Syracuse City School District, Onondaga County Libraries, On Point for College, the Museum of Science and Technology, and Baltimore Woods Nature Center, to establish the program and prepare 18 undergraduate students to embark upon careers in STEM education serving high-need school districts in Central New York.  

The funding was awarded through the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.  This program responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools. 

“STEM education is key to our economic future, and it is critical that we equip our local students with the skills they need to pursue careers in these innovative and high-demand fields,” said U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24).  “This major grant to Le Moyne College will help recruit and develop educators so that they can equip our local, high-need students with STEM skills.  I commend Le Moyne College for partnering with the organizations in our community that need these resources most, and I was proud to support this application for funding.”

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County.  For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.

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