WASHINGTON, DC (WLNS) – President Obama is working to get more college students into math and science related programs as a part of College Opportunity Day of Action at the White House.
Today the president will meet with business leaders, non-profits, and university officials including some from right here in mid-Michigan.
Michigan State University Provost June Youatt is in Washington DC today along with university officials from across the country to discuss how to get more students interested in stem careers.
Those are careers based in science, technology, engineering and math.
MSU has already figured out one way.
Today they are unveiling plans for their new Stem Success program.
The program is designed to help students whose pre-college math training is not strong enough to pursue science, technology, and math driven careers.
The program is funded by the university and a five million dollar grant from the Herbert H. and Grace Dow Foundation.
With the use of this program MSU commits to increasing the number of stem program graduates by 100 students.