In support of the goal of developing future STEM educators and sparking interest in STEM topics among K-16 students, the partnership also:
- Provides HSSU students and faculty with access to NGA’s personnel, facilities and technology so they can learn about and collaborate in the disciplines associated with NGA’s mission.
- Allows NGA scientists and professionals to leverage the educational knowledge and capabilities of HSSU students and faculty to execute their mission.
- Encourages early interest in STEM topics by people at NGA and HSSU at all stages of their academic careers.
- Provides the potential for more opportunities for HSSU and NGA to work together in areas of mutual opportunity, including on topics of critical thinking and analysis.
“This is just the start of the partnership,” said Dr. Markiel. “The agreement can be amended going forward, so additional goals may be added as appropriate as we continue our collaborative efforts.”
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About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU), located in midtown St. Louis, is a fully accredited four-year institution with more than 50 majors, minors and certificate programs in education, business and arts and sciences. Harris-Stowe’s mission is to provide outstanding educational opportunities for individuals seeking a rich and engaging academic experience. HSSU’s programs are designed to nurture intellectual curiosity and build authentic skills that prepare students for leadership roles in a global society.