MORE ROAR—Pa. Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera holds a mic for the cheering students at West Allegheny High as NMSI President Greg Fleisher and XTO Energy Public & Govt. Affairs Mgr. Steve Forde present a $46K STEM grant. (Photo courtesy of The Savvy Group)
Building on the student improvement seen by previous grants, Exxon and its natural gas subsidiary, XTO Energy, have announced a $26 million expansion of their funding for STEM education in western Pennsylvania schools.
Joined by Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, the energy firms, in collaboration with the National Math and Science Initiative’s College readiness program, announced the massive grant during an Oct. 27 celebration at West Allegheny High School in Imperial.
“Access to a high-quality education can be critical to a student’s academic growth and their future success,” said Rivera.