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White Sands Commander, Las Cruces Superintendent to Announce Up to $257,600 Awarded For National STEM Program at Oñate High School

Leadership from White Sands Missile Range and Las Cruces Public Schools will announce a new partnership with an evidence-based, rigorous national STEM program. This is thanks to up to $257,600 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. The grant amount is based on the number of students and teachers who participate and other factors. The launch event, which includes military families and students, is for a two-year College Readiness Program from the National Math and Science Initiative that’s being implemented at Oñate High School. As a nonprofit whose mission is to advance STEM education so all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, can reach their highest potential, NMSI has served more than 250 U.S. schools that have significant enrollment among military-connected students.

Col. David Trybula, Commander at White Sands Missile Range
Dr. Karen Trujillo, Superintendent, Las Cruces Public Schools
Dr. Wendi Miller-Tomlinson, Associate Superintendent, Las Cruces Public Schools
Shannon Manion, Manager, Military Families Mission, National Math and Science Initiative

Samantha Lewis, Las Cruces Public Schools, slewis@lcps.net, 575-527-5800
Angela Chambers, National Math and Science Initiative, 214-525-3046, achambers@nms.org, cell: 972-989-6370.