Abraham Lincoln’s STEM-Making Law

The Journal Advocate recently published an article recognizing an important point in history that made STEM education possible today: on July 2, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law, providing that land would be granted to state and territorial governments to provide funding for a “people’s university” in every state.

So, in honor of the 150th anniversary of America’s land grant university system, hop over to the full article, STEM and the Land Grant University by Christy Fitzpatrick, and learn why this turning point in history was a “watershed” moment for science, technology, engineering, and math education.

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