Florida State University (FSU) Panama City ACSENT program received funding in October from the St. Joe Foundation.
FSU Panama City’s Advancing Science and Career Education in New Technologies Program, also known as ASCENT, “is a 6-year, $23 Million Project … designed to contribute to the development of a strong, regional workforce in cybersecurity and new technologies.”
St. Joe Community Foundation’s grant of more than $100,000 will help the ASCENT program reach middle and high school students. Larry Dennis – ASCENT program director – told the News Herald:
“This grant from St. Joe Community Foundation directly supports local teachers and FSU Panama City in creating and funding Integrated technology Clubs. As a result, hundreds of local middle and high school students will enjoy hands on experience with computing technology, build computer skills, and learn about exciting career and educational opportunities.”
In addition to high school and middle school reach out, ASCENT also aims to expand undergraduate programs at FSU Panama City and non-credit courses to help our community’s needs.