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Valley City State Establishes the Great Plains STEM Education Center

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Valley City State University just announced a new science, technology, education, and mathematics training center for K-12 students and teachers, thanks in part to Senator Byron Dorgan, who helped secure $1.13 million in federal funding for initiatives at the center.

From the VCSU press release:

According to Dr. Steve Shirley, president of VCSU, the Center will help develop more K-12 teachers who can use STEM methodologies in their classrooms. “The State Board’s approval for the Great Plains STEM Education Center is a clear sign that they recognize the critical issues that STEM education addresses and VCSU’s important role in addressing them. We are very pleased to be taking yet another step in applying our leadership in teacher education to this subject of national importance.”


VCSU is a well-established leader in the field of STEM education. In 2000, VCSU launched its online degree program in Technology Education, aimed at providing technological literacy for all students based on content standards published by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and endorsed by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In 2005, VCSU launched a concentration in Technology Education for its online Master of Education degree program. In 2008, VCSU signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Center for Technological Literacy of the Museum of Science Boston to bring quality standards-based engineering and technology education to K-12 schools throughout the United States. Since then, VCSU has delivered several workshops for K-12 teachers via funding from or partnerships with LEGO Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and others.


Valley City State University (VCSU) prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service. VCSU is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.

Find out more at VCSU.edu

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