Of the 565 new students, 172 are women, an increase of 40 students over last year.
Vincennes University will sponsor 46 women to live in a dedicated dorm while pursuing two-year science, technology, engineering or math degrees next fall.
For the first time, Indiana's science standards include computer science curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade students.
Historically, both at the state and national levels, girls have rarely made up more than 20 percent of qualifiers at geographic bees.
The exercise wasn't just a STEM lesson. It taught students in North Lawrence Community Schools' High Ability Program the importance of teamwork.
Dual credit teachers teaching STEM classes can take free graduate level classes at private universities in the state, thanks to a new grant.
A national program, implemented at 44 high schools in Indiana, aims to educate scientifically minded Hoosiers for the agricultural industry.
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Indiana Afterschool Network will use the grant money to create the Indiana Academy on Out of School Learning.
Researchers say the research shows there are combinations of reasons that spark and maintain interest in STEM fields.