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Embry-Riddle Brings STEM Education to Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been an integral part of the Prescott community since its establishment in 1978, nearly 40 years ago. Together, Prescott and Embry-Riddle have become home to tomorrow’s leaders in aviation and formed a reputation for excellence in the skies. Yet Embry-Riddle has refused to rest upon its laurels, challenging itself and its […]

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Cultivating STEM Interest Among Girls

One of the great rewards of working in education is finding students who are passionate about their chosen careers. Alaina Rowitsch is one such student. Through the Mountain Institute Joint Technical Education (MIJTED), she is an Applied Pre-Engineering student in Yavapai College’s Career and Technical Education (CTEC) program. Alaina is pursuing her Associate of Applied […]

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Yavapai College Pre-Engineering Students Learn and Earn in NSF Grant Internship Program

This fall, Yavapai College Pre-Engineering Degree students will have the opportunity to put their skills to work with Yavapai County companies. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Yavapai College’s CTEC Campus an $855,350 Advanced Technical Education grant to create semester-long internships with local firms. The award will fund “Engineered for Success: Engineering Technician Training […]

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Understanding the Importance of STEM Pathways in Today’s Job Market                

It can be easily argued that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) pathways started almost 60 years ago with the launch of Sputnik that inspired generations of innovation in technology and engineering in the United States. Every president, from President Eisenhower to President Obama, has endorsed the need for STEM education for the U.S. to […]

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National Science Foundation Supporting STEM Programs

When opportunity knocks, what do you do? You answer it, of course. Well, opportunity is knocking in the form of a National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) grant awarded to Yavapai College’s Career and Technical Education Campus (CTEC) programs. The NSF grant will help fund internship programs for 10 students actively enrolled […]

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