Saint Joseph’s College will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation for the college’s “Chemistry for the Community” initiative. Through the initiative, Saint Joseph’s College will create a service-learning chemistry curriculum that will partner Saint Joseph’s students with high school students in the Windham/Raymond school district. The partnership is expected to enhance the college’s chemistry curriculum and simultaneously provide benefits to local students interested in STEM-based fields.
“STEM education is an important part of ensuring that our students are prepared to enter the 21st century workforce,” Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, said in a news release. “This initiative will help Saint Joseph’s students deepen their understanding of their chemistry coursework, while also providing encouragement and support to Maine high school students — a win on all fronts that will help Maine students succeed.” Read the full story here.