The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 9, 2014

BU’s STEM Magnet Program receives boost from local grant

The Daily Item

— BLOOMSBURG — The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $40,300 to the Bloomsburg University Foundation in support of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magnet Program for local high school students. The funding amount was a result of Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) contributions.

The CSCF joined PPL, U.S. Gypsum, Merck and Kawneer-Alcoa as first-year partners with BU in providing credit-bearing college coursework in the STEM disciplines with an engineering focus for high-achieving high school juniors and seniors. Starting with the 2014-15 academic year, this program will have two areas of focus: engineering and the health sciences.

Learn more about the STEM Magnet Program at