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UMKC Program Helps Veterans Get a STEM Education

The Veterans in STEM program supports veterans in acquiring the education to pursue jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. Here, students listen to a physics lecture. Photo credit: Janet Rogers, Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.

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They’ve mastered advanced battlefield operations planning. They’ve navigated years of overseas intricacies and family complexities. But now, can they master trigonometry? Thanks to special programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, they probably can.

The Veterans in STEM program, part of KC BANCS, supports veterans in acquiring the education to pursue jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. Veterans in STEM is a free academic support service for veterans, provided by KC BANCS, a program by the UMKC Institute for Human Development and School of Computing and Engineering in partnership with a STEM Alliance of educators, veterans, and industry professionals.

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering Dean Kevin Truman, along with Alexis Petri, co-principal investigator and project director of the KC BANCS program, discussed the support services in a recent segment of KCUR-FM’s Central Standard.

KCUR-FM is a service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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