New Grant Invests in STEM Education Partnership Between Ferris State and Michigan High Schools

October 9, 2020
Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Ferris State University has been awarded a grant for its STEM education partnership with Michigan high schools.

The $669,216 grant will be used by Ferris State to equip 17 rural high schools and three career and technical education centers throughout Michigan with virtual reality programs. These virtual reality programs will promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) courses in 11 counties across the state.

Congressman John Moolenaar, through his work on the House Appropriations Committee, has voted for funding Department of Agriculture’s grant programs that invest in Michigan’s rural communities.

"Michigan students will benefit from this outstanding partnership between Ferris State and their school. The new opportunities they will have in the classroom to use these virtual reality tools will help them learn vital lessons in STEM education and prepare them for good-paying jobs in the future,” said Congressman Moolenaar. "I am a long-time supporter of STEM education and I am glad the Trump Administration and USDA are investing in Ferris State’s partnership with our schools and career education centers."

Schools and career education centers in Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montcalm, Osceola, and Wexford counties are expected to participate in the program. More information regarding the grant can be found here.