Beginning this summer, two UWM faculty members will build and support a network of MPS personnel and local industry representatives who will work together to transform the city’s STEM education in high schools.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, Ilya Avdeev, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and Craig Berg, professor of education, will train 30 MPS teachers on new methods for igniting interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in their classrooms.
The eventual goal is a scalable, sustainable framework that can affect thousands of MPS students and reverse the dwindling numbers of them, particularly girls and those from under-represented groups, pursuing STEM careers.
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