Daily Democrat: $1.6M STEM grant to raise achievement levels in Davis and Dixon schools

The UC Davis School of Education will join forces with K-12 schools in the towns of Davis and Dixon to improve STEM education, thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.

The four-year grant will be implemented through a partnership of UCD professors, including education scholars, scientists, mathematicians and engineers, together with math and science teachers from the Davis Unified School District and Dixon Joint Unified School District. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

UCD associate professor Cindy Passmore, who is leading the project, said she hopes it will serve as a model for raising student achievement in STEM courses regionally, statewide and nationally.

“We are thrilled to have the support and partnership of the Bechtel Foundation,” said Harold Levine, dean of the UCD School of Education. “This level of support makes our innovative and comprehensive approach possible. Together, we are embarking on a critical attempt to fundamentally reshape STEM education in ways that can truly develop STEM-literate Californians who are able to compete in the 21st century.”

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