East Carolina University is partnering on a comprehensive, hands-on initiative aimed at fueling a regional advanced manufacturing and innovation workforce beginning with middle school students.

The Golden LEAF Foundation has announced a $1.25 million grant to support the plan.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Academy and associated Master eSTEAM Instructor program are the result of a unique collaboration among middle school parents, students and teachers, East Carolina University, Pitt Community College, Pitt County Schools, North East Carolina Preparatory School (Edgecombe County), P.S. Jones Middle School (Beaufort County), STEM East, economic developers and regional advanced manufacturers.

Learn more about the eSTEAM program.

East Carolina University

Monday, June 16, 2014