Source: Miami Community Newspapers
By: Maria Rosa Higgins Fallon
Photo by: Miami Community Newspapers
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the City of Coral Gables recently signed an agreement to promote STEM education in the Americas, co-sponsor STEM-related events and promote fundraising through partners that support common objectives.
“Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is key for the future leaders of our great city, and advances our mission to make Coral Gables an international hub for innovation and technology.” said Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli.
Envisioned by city counder George Merrick as “a gateway to Latin America,” Coral Gables was designed to be an international city. Now, it is home to more than 20 consulates and foreign government offices, 150 multinational corporations and prominent education institutions including the University of Miami, the Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA Program and Coral Gables High School’s flagship STEM academies.
Resulting from the partnership, PADF and the City of Coral Gables plan to hold a joint annual international event to bring stakeholders together to share best practices and experiences in STEM education in the Americas.