March 12, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - New York's public college system is investing $300,000 in a new program aimed at giving undergraduates experience in STEM research.
STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and experts say it's a field that will see an estimated 477,000 job vacancies in New York by 2018.
The program announced by the State University of New York and its Research Foundation on Monday will give campuses money to get undergraduate students involved in resume-boosting STEM research.
SUNY wants campuses to create new programs or enhance existing ones so that students can improve their research skills as well as their knowledge of career options in the STEM fields.
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