Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Trump Administration offers $200m in STEM and IT Study grants

By News Express on 26/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 662

•U.S. President Donald Trump
•U.S. President Donald Trump

The Trump administration announced Monday that it would offer at least $200 million in grant funding annually for programs that offer science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and particularly computer science education.

With 6 million job openings in the United States, administration officials said it was making the pledge to extend computer science education because of a skills gap.

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump and an adviser to the administration, said less than half of kindergarten through 12th grade schools in the U.S. offer a single computer course. She plans to head to Detroit on Tuesday with tech leaders from Microsoft, Code.org and others.

“As a country we want to embrace innovation, but we need to plan for it,” she said.

The grant program is not new. President Trump was expected to sign a presidential memorandum on the program Monday at the White House, directing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to prioritize STEM education, with a focus on computer science, in existing competitive grant programs. STEM education involves specific disciplines taught together in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

The announcement is expected to be followed Tuesday with pledges from businesses, such as Google and Facebook.

Ivanka Trump noted that women make up 22 percent of the technology work force, down from 35 percent in 1990. While designing their programs, grant seekers should keep “gender and racial diversity in mind,” she said.

The program’s goal is to offer every student in the country access to technology education, said a senior administration official.

“We want it to reach across the country,” said the official. “Certainly that includes areas that are under-represented…We can’t allow our students to be left behind.” (VOA)

Source News Express

Posted 26/09/2017 2:41:35 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
South-East MAN Chairman joins Anambra governorship race

No hope for Nigerians, others sentenced to death...

6 family members commit suicide over debt

BREAKING NEWS: Chief of Army Staff escapes assassination...

Trump’s immigration policy won’t affect Nigeria’s 2-year visa:...

Western Union Foundation funds Nigerian NGO’s school library...

92-year-old veteran politician on course to become the...

Democracy Day: Be vigilant, Tinubu tells Nigerians

Military gives reason for deadly air strike on...

Lagos earmarks N36bn to tackle ocean surge

Ghanaian boy branded ‘possessed’ with evil spirits POISONED...

El-Rufai moves to demolish 40 churches, 3,000 houses...

 

Latest News 2018 Budget Cuts: South East, Niger Delta worst hit My imprisonment story: Judge jailed me because I refused to give him bribe — Uwazuruike 2019: PDP woos Obasanjo Tough contest for seven key offices as APC holds convention Army kills 7 Boko Haram terrorists, recovers weapons in Borno Ohanaeze demands immediate release of Senator Abaribe by DSS Buhari reinstates 3 suspended permanent secretaries 2 toddlers drown in Jigawa pond Negotiations for Chibok/Dapchi girls release stalled Buhari appoints 4 CBN Non-Executive Directors, others EFCC receives 654 petitions from Edo, Delta, Ondo Osinbajo launches tech hub, says Nigeria future in technology

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,825 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,522 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,753 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,475 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,325 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,202 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,125 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,302 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,079 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,911 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,098 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,834 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,265) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (506) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,050) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,431) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,316) Religion (772) Sports (1,559) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement