Boeing grant to improve STEM in rural Oklahoma

Many thanks to our corporate partner Boeing for its outstanding support!

Boeing recently announced it is awarding the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) a $75,000 grant for Advanced Calculus and Physics for rural students in the Enid and Altus areas.

OSSM currently has eight Regional Centers (Drumright, Enid, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Poteau, Stilwell, Tahlequah and Wayne) which provide advanced educational opportunities for high school students. The Regional Center experience provides math and science classes not typically available in Oklahoma’s rural high schools, including general physics, AP calculus, and AP physics C: mechanics.

“This grant will enhance our STEM initiatives in rural Oklahoma where students will have the opportunity to further their education in math and science,” said OSSM President, Frank Wang. “We are thankful for the commitment that Boeing has made to Oklahoma and the support they continue to give OSSM.”

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OSSM’s main campus in Oklahoma City is a residential high school for juniors and seniors from across the state and is the only one of its kind in Oklahoma.  Its mission is to prepare young Oklahomans to think critically by excelling in the studies of science and mathematics.  The curriculum is designed not only to immerse students in a rigorous two-year program of advanced physics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and humanities, but also to instill in them a sense of community service.

OSSM also operates the eight Regional Centers mentioned above as well as a Virtual Regional Center program providing advanced curriculum to students anywhere in the state via interactive teleconferencing along with full face-to-face labs provided regularly by our traveling instructor.  For more information, call 521-6436 or log on to

Boeing grant to improve STEM in rural Oklahoma