Bring a STEM Ambassador into your secondary school

| October 18, 2018

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By bringing a STEM Ambassador into your secondary school, you can play an essential role in engaging young people in STEM subjects and careers.STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free of charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people inside and out of the classroom.  

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Olivet College

Founded in 1844, Olivet College is located in south central Michigan, 30 miles south of Lansing and 125 miles west of Detroit. Olivet College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution, presently offering 28 programs leading to the baccalaureate degree, a master of arts in teaching degree, an online master of business administration in insurance, and dual degree programs with two higher education institutions in Michigan. Olivet College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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