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Governor’s STEM Scholars Program Holds Fifth Anniversary Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the Governor’s STEM Scholars program graduated their fifth class of scholars at their annual Commencement Conference. The Commencement Conference took place at the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology, and Mathematics at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

The Governor’s STEM Scholars program is an innovative public-private partnership among the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the New Jersey Office of the Governor, the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and private industries designed to immerse high-achieving STEM students in grades 10 through the doctoral level in New Jersey’s vast STEM economy and to retain that talent in the State. With 78 students graduating on Saturday, the total number of program graduates is now 342. Applications are now available for next year’s class on the Governor’s STEM Scholars’ website:

To kickoff the ceremony, Kean University President Dr. Dawood Farahi welcomed the scholars. Jazlyn Carvaja