IEC receives funding to support STEM education for Aboriginal students

December 12, 2012

The Indigenous Education Coalition (IEC) is receiving up to $585,200 through FedDev Ontario's Youth STEM initiative to expand its youth outreach programs. The programs aim to encourage First Nations and other Aboriginal students in Grades 4 to 8 to pursue studies in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). IEC is working with scientists from Western University, as well as local businesses, to provide students with educational and hands-on learning opportunities. IEC is also partnering with Apple Canada and IBM to offer students the opportunity to learn how to design Web applications and websites that will promote environmental awareness. FedDev News Release