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In California, the demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields will grow nearly 20 percent by 2018. Yet too few students are choosing STEM fields. Nancy (’74, Cred ’75) and Tom Patten (’74, MS ’76) believe that enthusiastic and well-prepared teachers are the key to unlocking the state’s potential for innovation and prosperity. To help train the next generation of STEM teachers, the Pattens have pledged $100,000 to establish a new matching fund for the School of Education: the Next Generation STEM Teaching Award. The fund will support scholarships for School of Education teaching credential students who have the interest, passion, and aptitude to teach STEM-related subjects in K-12 public schools.
By preparing UC Davis educators to inspire the next generation of students to pursue STEM majors and careers, the School of Education strengthens California’s and the nation’s ability to tap the true potential of its future innovators.
School of Education Alumna Behnaaz Ferozepurwalla (Credential ‘13) is featured in this short video. She talks about how gifts to the UC Davis School of Education Annual Fund helped provide her with a scholarship to complete her teaching credential. School of Education Alumni Council Chair Sandi Redenbach (Credential ‘73) also speaks briefly about why she supports scholarships.