$1.2 million to promote youth interest in STEM careers
information provided by the Office of the Congresswoman
MATTESON, Ill. (July 22, 2019) — Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL02) announced last week that the Museum of Science and Industry has been awarded a $1.2 million federal grant that will allow the museum to directly connect students with specific field trip experiences linked to STEM careers.
“This grant will help customize museum programming in a way that will genuinely resonate with our young people and inspire them to pursue STEM careers,” Congresswoman Kelly said. “An unforgettable museum experience is another opportunity to foster our community’s immense technological talent. When young people realize they can change the world by innovating the future, they are unstoppable.”
“The museum’s hands-on science learning has made us the leader in field trip attendance for the past decade,” said David Mosena, museum president and CEO. “This funding will allow us to better understand how our programming helps youth see the many ways they can take an active role in creating the future through a STEM career. The museum was founded on curiosity, and it remains our responsibility to continue to inspire and prepare students to become the next generation of scientists and innovators.”
The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation, a government agency that funds research and education in the fields of science and engineering with the goal of advancing economic growth in America.