STEM partnership between Dallas ISD and El Centro takes root (video)

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El Centro College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center and Dallas ISD have signed an agreement to work together to foster students in STEM engagement. The partnership also intends to assist students in the pursuit of STEM degrees through interactive learning activities, workshops, and outreach events.

“Partnering with El Centro will provide Dallas ISD students with even more opportunities for hands-on learning in STEM-related fields,” Dallas ISD Stem Manager Crystal Alexander said. “The district is committed to supporting excellence and expert partnerships such as this are a great help in preparing our students for a 21st century workforce.”

Per the agreement, the El Centro STEM Center will provide Dallas ISD students access to interactive learning modules designed to target low scoring Student Expectations (hands-on programs to supplement classroom curriculum at no cost). Dallas ISD students will have the opportunity to participate in workshops for College and Career Readiness in order to increase exposure to STEM Career opportunities.

The Dallas ISD community will also be invited to participate in special events hosted by the El Centro STEM Center to build interest and awareness about STEM fields. In return, they will help promote the El Centro STEM Center Programs throughout the district and encourage participation. Dallas ISD will also collaborate with the El Centro STEM Center to modify and develop additional programs.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Dallas ISD in a capacity to reach young minds and provide opportunities to further expose STEM-related educational and career pathways,” Dr. Bryan Reese, El Centro’s STEM Project Director, said in a statement.

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