December 28, 2018

Sen. Diamond announces STEM grant for Windham High School

WINDHAM – Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, announced the presentation of a $2,000 Talent Pipeline Grant to Windham High School on December 13 for the purpose of reinforcing the school’s STEM education program. The grant, provided by Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), will support the school’s STEAM Chemistry and STEAM Physics programs.

“As a former educator, I know how important it is to get students ready for life after graduation,” said Sen. Diamond. “And as a legislator, I know all too well the economic challenges facing Maine. This grant will help students in these programs build the foundation for a rewarding career and help provide our great state with its next generation of highly skilled workers. I am very pleased to have played a role in directing these funds to Windham High School and I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to prepare for Maine’s economic future.” Diamond recommended Windham High School to receive the STEM Talent Pipeline Grant because of its commitment to educating students in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. (The ‘A’ in Windham High School’s STEAM acronym stands for art.)  The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies and awards the Talent Pipeline Grant in order to educate students in preparation for careers in the medical and biopharmaceutical fields. Other speakers at the event included Ryan Caron, Principal of Windham High School, and Laura Perloff, PhRMA’s Senior Director of Advocacy & Strategic Alliances.

Sen. Diamond represents Windham in the Maine Senate. He was recently sworn in for his third consecutive term, and ninth overall.

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