Wright State University partners on plans for agriscience STEM academy

Photo from the STEM Academy press conference

Pictured in the Oct. 1 signing ceremony at South High School in Springfield are: (left to right) ; Ed Leventhal, president of the Springfield City School District Board; Peggy Noonan, member of the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees; Andy Bell, chair, Clark State Board of Trustees; Wright State Interim Provost Tom Sudkamp; David Devier, vice president, academic and student affairs, Clark State Community College; Wanda Truss, member of the Springfield City School District Board; Jeff Hoagland, president and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition; State Sen. Chris Widener; and David Estrop, superintendent of the Springfield City School District.

Wright State University plans to help form an agriscience STEM academy in Springfield along with Clark State Community College, the Springfield City School District and the Dayton Development Coalition serving as the regional partner of JobsOhio.

The Global Impact STEM Academy has been championed by State Sen. Chris Widener and will receive guidance and support from The Ohio State University, the Ohio Farm Bureau, Battelle Memorial Institute and multiple agriscience businesses.

The school is designed to help bolster the trained workforce for agriculture, which currently accounts for one of every seven jobs in Ohio.


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