PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Governor Gina Raimondo issued a proclamation Monday declaring March as "STEAM Month" in Rhode Island. The move reinforces the focus on STEAM learning: science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Public events will be held by members of the governor's cabinet on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
The following STEAM-focused learning programs have been launched under Gov. Raimondo's leadership:
CS4RI, which made Rhode Island the first state in the nation to offer computer science in every public school;
PrepareRI, which offers advanced coursework and paid internships in STEAM fields to high school students, including the PrepareRI Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Middle School Career Exploration Grants, which allow middle school students to explore STEAM curriculum.
Wavemaker Fellowship, which provides loan forgiveness to recent college graduates in STEAM fields.
P-TECH, which allows students to get hands-on job training in high-growth fields, such as STEAM, and graduate with a high school diploma and an associate's degree.