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CSUF Awarded $1 Million for Middle School STEM Program in Anaheim

Aug. 28, 2014

To motivate young teens to pursue careers in engineering and computer science, the National Science Foundation has awarded Cal State Fullerton a $1 million grant for an after school program in Anaheim junior high schools.

The "Strategies: Science, Technology and Engineering Mini-Business Incubator" project with Anaheim Union High School District, integrates STEM study and entrepreneurship training to engage seventh- and eighth-graders, said Jidong Huang, associate professor of electrical engineering, who will direct the project. The project also will train science and mathematics teachers to integrate engineering and computer science concepts and practices in their classrooms, Huang said.

Faculty co-leaders are John B. Jackson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship; Pradeep S. Nair, assistant professor of computer engineering; and Amy Cox-Petersen, professor of elementary and bilingual education.

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