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Johnson named head of center’s STEM program

Johnson    EDWARDSVILLE — The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation has added Candice Johnson as program coordinator for the “STEM Meets Humanities” initiative.
    The foundation has partnered with Lewis and Clark Community College, the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences and its IRIS Center for Digital Humanities, the SIUE STEM Center, the Madison County Regional Office of Education, Madison County Community Development and local Madison County school districts to develop the initiative.
    “STEM Meets Humanities” will address societal problems by implementing programs in schools to teach children to problem-solve using humanities disciplines.  The program will operate from the historic Kraft building adjacent to the Mannie Jackson Center for Humanities.
    Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Louis University, and her Master of Arts in Teaching from SIUE. She is certified to teach middle and high school science in both Illinois and Missouri. She is working towards her Master of Science in Biological Sciences at SIUE.

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