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Education grant will assist undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math students who want to pursue teaching in those fields.
Susan Hitchcock, a Sikorsky Aircraft employee and Fairfield University graduate, urged the young scholars to pursue jobs they will love.
The National Science Foundation gave Mercy College $1.4 million to support scholarship programs for future math and science teachers.
Connecticut state officials and manufacturing executives recently gathered at Pratt & Whitney’s East Hartford headquarters as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy detailed a $2 billion plan to position the University of Connecticut as one of the country’s top public research institutions.
At a time when experts say the U.S. isn’t producing enough students educated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to continue the nation’s innovation-based competitiveness, University of Bridgeport’s Tarek Sobh remains one professor committed to making a difference in students’ STEM education.