Indiana Students Encouraged to Apply to Governor’s STEM Team | The star

INDIANAPOLIS—Governor Eric. J. Holcomb, Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner and State Treasurer Daniel Elliott are inviting Indiana High School students to apply for the 2023 Governor’s STEM team.

Holcomb created the 2017 competition to recognize Indiana’s top high school students for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math.

“Across Indiana, schools and industry leaders are collaborating like never before to provide students with quality STEM experiences that will lead to incredible gains for our communities, our state, and most importantly, our students,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “We are excited to honor our top STEM students through the 2023 Governor’s STEM team and I encourage all interested students to apply.”

This program honors four high school students for their outstanding efforts and achievements in any of the STEM subjects. Winners will each receive a $1,000 deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan administered by Elliott and envelopes identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM team.

The program submission period is now open and applications can be submitted through this JotForm. The application deadline is Friday, February 3, 11:59 p.m.

“It is an incredible honor to reward each STEM team winner with a $1,000 CollegeChoice account deposit to support their future education,” said Elliott. “These students represent the best of Hoosier’s hard work and innovation, and we are honored to help them have a bright future with less student loan debt.”

The Governor’s STEM Team program will recognize the top STEM students in the state’s high school, considering coursework, extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles, and community service.

Winners will be announced at a Statehouse ceremony in early May.

Indiana is known as a state that prioritizes STEM education. This contains:

• More than 100 STEM certified schools in Indiana. These schools exemplify a high level of research, project-based learning, community involvement, entrepreneurship, student-centered classrooms, integration in liberal arts and related arts, and extracurricular STEM activities.

• Indiana STEM squad. The STEM squad designs and implements collaborative professional development for educators; and

• New scientific and computer science standards. Last year, Indiana approved new Science and Informatics Standards that place an increased focus on supporting students’ active engagement in science learning.

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