Holcomb, McCormick, and Mitchell encourage students to apply to Governor’s STEM Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric. J. Holcomb, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick and Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell invite Indiana high school students to apply for the 2020 Governor’s STEM Team (#GovSTEMteam). Gov. Holcomb developed the competition in 2017 to highlight Indiana’s elite high school students for their work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“We know that a firm foundation in STEM provides Indiana’s students with a tremendous advantage,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Students who demonstrate excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math deserve to be celebrated for their hard work and achievements, and I’m excited to share their talents with our entire state.”

The program honors four outstanding high school students for their exemplary performance in one of the STEM subjects. Winning students each receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Indiana’s College Choice 529 Direct Savings plan, administered by Treasurer Mitchell, and letterman jackets identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team.

The submission period for the competition opens today, and applications and nominations may be submitted online at the following link: https://secure.in.gov/apps/govstemawards/. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. ET on March 27, 2020.

“Engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics prepares them for life beyond high school,” said Dr. McCormick. “I am excited for the submissions we will receive and look forward to recognizing our students’ creativity and passion for STEM.”

“It is a joy to team up with the Governor’s office to celebrate the achievements of so many talented Hoosier students,” said Treasurer Mitchell. “We are honored to be able to award them with a CollegeChoice529 scholarship.”

The Governor’s STEM Team builds on Indiana’s Mr. and Ms. Math and Science awards, which were created by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2008. The Governor’s STEM Team program will honor the top high school students in STEM classes as well as extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles and community service.

Winners will be announced at a Statehouse ceremony in May.

SOURCE: News release from the Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb