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SFAz puts strategic investment behind STEM work

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By: William Harris

With 20 percent of U.S. jobs requiring high knowledge in at least one STEM field, it is important Science Foundation Arizona continues to strengthen Arizona’s STEM education initiatives.

With funding from JPMorgan Chase, SFAz held a STEM Club training session for more than 100 educators from across the state, and it recently awarded more than $50,000 in seed funding to 67 pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public schools throughout the state that have agreed to start or expand STEM after-school clubs. The creation of new STEM clubs and the expansion of existing ones are critical steps toward filling the current and future skills gap with a qualified workforce.

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