Saint Louis, Missouri-based Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have partnered to develop future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators.
“Our national security depends on the leadership and innovation that will come from the next generation of science, mathematics, engineering and technology professionals. We’ll need top-quality STEM educators to teach and mentor that next generation,” said NGA Director Robert Sharp. “We are so excited to enter into this partnership with Harris-Stowe State University. It will help develop the STEM educators and professionals that will forge and form the future workforce for NGA and the region.”
In addition to developing future STEM teachers and encouraging interest in related topics among K-16 students, the partnership also does the following:
NGA broke ground on its new western regional headquarters in north St. Louis earlier this year. Scheduled to open in 2025, NGA West represents a $1.7 billion investment and exemplifies the explosive growth of the geospatial ecosystem in St. Louis, of which the NGA is just one active member.