KC Receives Monsanto STEM Grant

Jason Wildman of Monsanto and Amy Troutt of Kaskaskia College

Kaskaskia College has announced that it recently received a $3,500.00 STEM Grant from Monsanto.

The “STEM Starts Here at KC: Opportunities & Career Explorations” project targets high school sophomore through senior age students who are either already considering a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields or are undecided about a college major.

Area students will be invited to Kaskaskia College to engage in a day of interaction with alumni working in the math and science fields as well as faculty currently teaching in these areas. The day will include special speakers, tours and demonstrations. The College’s full array of STEM classes and programs will be highlighted in addition to agreements with the region’s four-year universities that allow students to progress seamlessly from an associate degree program to a bachelor’s degree program.

Jason Wildman of Monsanto says, “The STEM Starts Here At KC: Opportunities & Career Exploration project was nominated by our local employees then selected by the Monsanto Fund to receive a $3,500 grant. We are honored to support this project because of the opportunities for STEM education to contribute to delivering the innovation to meet the needs and solve the challenges of a growing global population”.

The STEM Starts Here at KC initiative is being made possible by a grant from The Monsanto Fund and the local Monsanto facility in Centralia. For more information about this event, contact Amy Troutt at 618-545-3048.