Madison County students celebrate STEM

Madison County students celebrate STEM
Madison County STEM students recognized at U.S. Space and Rocket Center event (Source: @SchoolsFdtn | Twitter)

MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Students in Madison County formally committed to their secondary education on Wednesday.

Huntsville and Madison County high school seniors signed letters of intent to top colleges and universities as part of Boeing's first Alabama Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Signing Day.  The students were selected to participate through the Schools Foundation of Huntsville and Madison County.

Like signing days for athletes, students make commitments to studying STEM fields in their higher education. More than 50 high school seniors signed their intent letters at the U.S Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

Elected officials, business and community leaders, and STEM educators from across the country attended the event.

"Boeing is honored to help lift up and recognize the achievements and next steps of some of Alabama's brightest minds – students who will eventually lead the way as we advance innovation and technology in the 21st century," said Sam Whiting, Boeing Global Engagement director and strategy lead for education and workforce development.

As part of the National STEM Summit hosted by the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Alabama Afterschool and Community Network gathered to collaborate on improving STEM learning opportunities that will foster a STEM-ready workforce.

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