Adelup doubles down on STEM education; new program to be announced

Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio (PNC file photo)

The government will soon launch a program further expanding the island’s current STEM education initiatives.

Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio announced during Thursday’s proclamation signing for Guam Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors Week that the STEM program will be lodged under the Guam National Guard.

He says the STAR-based program will tie up STEM education with current technologies used in the military.

The Governor has led an effort to create a new STEM program and in the next few week you’ll be hearing more details about this. We are going to launch a STAR-based program soon through the Guam National Guard. It is an Air Force program that focuses on STEM and tries to introduce students to the world of aviation and other technology that is supported by and used by the military,” Tenorio said.

He also recognized and thanked engineers and other professionals for supporting STEM programs across the GDOE system.

“I know that a bunch of the robotics competitions where we are seeing a bunch of public schools and private schools kids excel compete on the world stage. Several of you have actually been coaches and mentors of the teams and individual students,” Tenorio said.

Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero has declared Feb. 21 to Feb.27 as Guam Engineers, Architects, & Land Surveyors Week. This year’s theme — “Engineers: Imagining Tomorrow” — recognizes these professionals’ role in development — from helping rebuild our island after World War II, and promoting culture through historical preservation to implementing today’s sustainable designs.