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OSU-OKC receives Union Pacific grant

OSU-OKC’s STEM Careers program awarded grant

Union Pacific Foundation makes grant contribution for second year in a row

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 19, 2019) – An Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City program that encourages STEM careers exploration has received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for the second year in a row.

The foundation awarded OSU-OKC a $7,000 grant for the school’s Fridays are for STEM Careers program, which allows low-income high school students in the metro area to spend a day exploring STEM career options on campus. The OSU-OKC program was granted $8,000 last year to help cover the cost of supplies, transportation and meals for students.

Program participants tour academic programs and take part in hands-on lessons taught by college faculty or industry professionals. The students also learn about STEM-related careers and receive guidance on selecting a college, enrolling for classes and applying for financial aid.

OSU-OKC officials said the goals of the program are to increase job applicant diversity for STEM jobs and to increase the overall number of STEM professionals in Oklahoma.

For more information about the Fridays are for STEM Careers program, call OSU-OKC Recruitment Services at (405) 945-9183.

 

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.