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Wal-Mart to present $47K to Springfield STEM school


Wal-Mart and the Springfield Foundations will present a grant check for $47,000 to the Global Impact STEM Academy on Friday at Clark State Community College, STEM academy officials announced.

The academy, the nation’s first bioscience-focused STEM school, will host a luncheon event and industry forum at noon Friday with Dr. Bruce McPheron, dean of the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Representatives from the Wal-Mart and Springfield foundations will present the grant to the academy during the luncheon. Sen. Chris Widener (R-Springfield) is scheduled to attend, officials said.

The STEM academy — which emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — opened in August 2013 and is a first-of-its-kind program that offers hands-on training in bioscience and agricultural fields for college credit.


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