NGA, UMSL partnering to develop STEM professionals and educators

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and University of Missouri–St. Louis are partnering to create a geospatial talent pipeline that supports student learning from kindergarten through college and beyond.

Under a new educational partnership agreement, UMSL faculty and staff will work collaboratively with NGA professionals to develop academic courses and programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that will provide students the knowledge and skills needed for careers in geospatial intelligence.

They will also receive assistance from NGA subject matter experts to train K‑12 educators in innovative teaching techniques that can help inspire future generations to study STEM and pursue STEM careers. There will be a focus on reaching underrepresented student populations in line with UMSL’s commitment to inclusive excellence.