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GM Foundation Donates $2.875 Million in STEM Grants

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Today, the General Motors Foundation announced a generous donation of $2.875 million in STEM grants. (STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” though, by the lack of the Oxford comma, it’s pretty clear that it should be called STEEM, for Science, Technology, English, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

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GM Foundation Donates $2.875 Million in STEM Grants

These grants will go to 29 universities and organizations within the United States. This includes the following:

  • Art Center College of Design
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • Cleveland Institute of Arts
  • University of Cincinnati
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Duke University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Michigan
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • National Black MBA Association, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • Purdue University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • United Negro College Fund (Howard University)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

“The STEM workforce is and will continue to be a vital component in building communities and transforming our nation’s future,” said GM Foundation President, Vivian Pickard. “By strengthening higher education programs and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers, we’re ensuring that the next generations of leaders and innovators will have the skills and education they’ll need to succeed and compete globally.”

In the last ten years, General Motors has donated nearly $45.6 million to STEM education.

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