West Virginia gets NASA funding for STEM education

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools.

Officials say the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia is getting funding through the National Space Grant and Fellowship Program.

Thirty-five awards were granted after a solicitation to members of the national Space Grant Consortia.

NASA says the winning proposals outlined ways to attract and retain more students from community and technical colleges in STEM education.

The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia is working to increase the number of degrees awarded in advanced manufacturing, energy and information technology at its nine colleges on 24 campuses.

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