STLCC-Florissant Valley Unveils Emerson STEM Academy

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Emerson STEM Academy at STLCC-Florissant Valley

Three engineering classrooms on the campus of St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley are now home to the Emerson STEM Academy. 

The space, located in the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing, was dedicated on Aug. 16. A $1 million grant from Emerson made the dedicated space and enrichment programs possible. 

“We are extremely grateful to Emerson for their generosity and commitment to students in North County. Among other things, their $1 million grant is making the renovation of this space possible and really speaks to the company’s interest in sharpening young minds and pointing them toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math that are full of opportunity,” said Steve White, Ed.D., dean of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Florissant Valley. 

By September, renovations will be complete and furniture and technology will fill the space that will house tutoring services for students as well as a computer lab and quiet place for studying. 

The Emerson STEM Academy is open to students who attend high schools in the College’s service area -- Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Normandy, Pattonville, Ritenour, Riverview Gardens and North Technical High School of the Special School District -- and are either part of the dual credit, dual enrollment or Early College Academy programs for high school students. 

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