On Monday, the Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF) held an event on Capitol Hill to announce the launch of a dozen regional partnerships between undergraduate institutions and businesses to increase the research and workforce in key areas specific to the region. The partnerships are located in California, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Six of the twelve partnerships focus on information technology with several emphasizing cybersecurity. The others address health care, energy, and environmental concerns. All of the partnerships are in keeping with the overarching goal of increasing the number of undergraduates who pursue and obtain a degree in a STEM field, particularly a field that the industry in the region is seeking.
Information on each of the twelve partnerships can be found here.