STEM grants to benefit 400 MSU students

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Last week, Congressman Michael Guest applauded the announcement of $268,413 in funds to prepare 400 Mississippi State University students for careers in computer science, cybersecurity, and coding.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a $190,573 grant for the Cybersecurity Education Hub – MSU – Mississippi Coding Academies Collaborative project. Local sources will provide the additional $74,636 in funds.

This weekend, Congressman Guest attended Mississippi State University’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center’s (NSPARC) fourth annual Data Summit to discuss the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

“I am confident that Mississippi and Mississippi State University will continue to play a leading role in the way that we use data and technology, and we will use that to improve our lives and empower our citizens,” Guest said over the weekend.

Following the announcement of these additional funds, Guest added, “These funds will help prepare Mississippi students to lead in the STEM fields. Our educational institutions are preparing our students for future careers that will favor individuals with a knowledge in technology, cybersecurity, coding, and computer science. I’m thankful for the work that Mississippi State University is undertaking to prepare our students for success in these fields.”

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