Each year, Florida’s Sunshine State Scholars program recognizes our state’s best and brightest students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. The two-day awards and recruitment event celebrated the accomplishments of these elite students and provided a unique venue for Florida’s colleges and universities to recruit their talents. Each school district selected the top eleventh-grade STEM scholar to participate in the program.
Just a few months after the exciting conference, our 2014 Sunshine State Scholars are now the stars of a new promotional video about the program. Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart and State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser are also featured in the video.
“These students are truly remarkable and represent the future of innovation in our state,” said Commissioner Pam Stewart. “I am so pleased that Florida businesses and industries have come together to support this important program.”
The Sunshine State Scholars program is hosted by the Florida Education Foundation in partnership with the Division of Florida Colleges, the State University System of Florida, and the Florida Department of Education.
For more information on Florida’s Sunshine State Scholars program, visit the Florida Education Foundation website.
A special thanks to the conference sponsors who made the event a success, including AT&T, Helios Education Foundation, Universal Orlando Resorts, Atkins, Gulf Power Company, The Florida Lottery and The Mosaic Company.