Congratulations to Rural Reimagined’s partner the Oakley STEM Center and PI Dr. Darek Potter (STEM Center Director), Co-PI Dr. Julie Baker (College of Education Associate Dean), and Co-PI Mr. Harry Ingle (College of Engineering Student Success Center Director) for being awarded a $49,875 grant to develop the Ambassadors for Rural Innovation & STEM Education (ARISE) program. The program will recruit 20 first-year student ambassadors from economically disadvantaged rural communities who are pursuing STEM and STEM-related majors. Student ambassadors will develop skills in teamwork, communication, networking, teaching pedagogy, and community service. They will also gain experiential learning by assisting teachers in delivering STEM-related lessons and will be mentored by regional industry partners to gain an understanding of local opportunities after graduation. Wings up! View the full story here: