USI, Crane Grow STEM Partnership

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The University of Southern Indiana is expanding a partnership with Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. The Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center will now offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning tools to organizations in seven additional counties.

July 17, 2013

News Release

Through its Educational Partnership Agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane (NSWC Crane), the University of Southern Indiana's Southwest Indiana STEM (SwISTEM) Resource Center is expanding its SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service to include Owen, Greene, Daviess, Martin, Monroe, Lawrence, and Orange counties.

The SwISTEM/Crane Equipment Lending Service will be housed at Westgate Academy in Crane, Indiana. An open house will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 1. The public is welcome to attend.

The free service offers laboratory-grade equipment and hands-on mathematics learning tools to organizations involved in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education of pre-K through grade 12. Curriculum and instructional assistance also is available.

All existing equipment available through the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service will be available through an inter-library loan service, plus additional equipment made available by the Crane STEM Outreach Department. It is open to all formal and informal education institutions in the service area.

Equipment delivery is not available for the new seven-county area at this time, but teachers may pick up reserved equipment at Westgate Academy.

Previously, the SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service was available only to Knox, Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, Pike, Crawford, Spencer, and Perry Counties. Delivery is still available for those areas.

The SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service is part of USI’s initiative to advance the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the region.

Source: University of Southern Indiana