WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Bost today announced a $2.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) funding award made to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The funding will improve educational practices of STEM teacher leaders through engaging activities, targeted mentoring, and a partnership with the Science Center of Carbondale.

“This grant is a big win for SIU and for the surrounding community,” said Bost. “It will serve as a vitally important resource to STEM teachers so that our young people today are prepared for the careers of tomorrow.”

Through professional development, mentoring, science literacy, and research opportunities, master teaching fellows will lead their schools and districts to improve STEM education for thousands of underserved students in the region. Leadership development will be systematically incorporated into each year of the program with focus on the environment, sustainability, energy, toxicology and waste management.


More information about this grant can be found HERE.

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