Mention the word “STEM” and you will feel a new level of excitement throughout the community, especially within Dixon schools.
The University of California, Davis’ School of Education is joining forces with Dixon Unified School District and Davis Unified School District to improve education in science, technology, engineering, and math – or STEM as it is commonly called – through a $1.6 million grant from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.
The four-year grant will be implemented through a partnership with Dixon and Davis math and science teachers and UC Davis professors, which include scholars, scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The hope is that this ongoing project will serve as a model for raising student achievement in STEM courses regionally, statewide and nationally.