Delta State University Foundation Received a $5,000 Grant from the Monsanto Fund

Delta State University Foundation received a $5,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund for the Region III Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) as a STEM Pipeline for tomorrow’s leaders. The Region III MSEF is housed in Delta State University Continuing Education.

“Delta State Continuing Education is excited to house the Region III fair on the campus,” said Elizabeth Joel and Marilyn Read, co-directors. “Doing so allows the science fair participants to interact with professors and students working in the STEM field.”

Region III MSEF covers the following nine counties: Bolivar, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington, and Yazoo. The regional science fair hosts the winners from schools within the listed counties. Awards are presented in each of the 13 STEM categories, including a best of class and an overall best of fair. Upper Fair winners, 7th – 12th grades, will advance to the Mississippi Science and Engineering State Fair in April 2019 at Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS. The regional best of fair winner from 9th – 12th grades will advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair held May 2019 in Phoenix, AZ.
The grant will be used for professional development of STEM teachers, recruitment of schools and students to the Regional III MSEF, and a small stipend to various participating schools attending the regional fair, based on specific criteria.

The Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where famers and Bayer employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at www.MonsantoFund.org.

For more information about the Region III MSEF, email us at sciencefair@deltastate.edu.

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