Houston summer program receives federal funding
July 14, 2011
According to Ultimate East End, HoustonWorks USA, a company intended to promote technical learning and empower job training, was recently awarded a $1.6 million federal grant.
One of the main beneficiaries of the surplus funding will be the program's Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Institute, which provides summer learning opportunities for students in Houston, Texas. The news source reported that HoustonWorks USA believes in the inherent value of investing in students' STEM education.
"As the international economic climate continues to change, it is crucial for investments to be made in the minds of young people, their educators and the community at large," said Larry Green, CEO of HoustonWorks USA, in a press release.
The media outlet stated that the summer initiative will also include numerous field trips emphasizing hand-on activities that promote technical learning. Accordingly, STEM-minded program counselors may consider introducing educational technology to their students and incorporate an interactive whiteboard, a 3D computer program or a DLP projector in their planned activities.
One of HoustonWorks' main draws, the four-week STEM Acceleration program, will teach middle school and high school students technical and scientific skills at the University of Houston, reported Ultimate East End.
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