Mitsubishi Aircraft, Big Bend announce partnership for new STEM program

The Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Big Bend Community College are partnering to unveil a new program in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The partnership was announced by Mitsubishi officials on Thursday, along with Gov. Jay Inslee and Kenichiro Sasae, Japan’s ambassador to the U.S.

Mitsubishi Aircraft Public Relations Advisor Scott Sobel said details of the program, called “Reach for the Stars” with STEM, are still evolving but the half-day event will be held at Big Bend Community College on May 16, bringing about 600 ninth-grade students to the college to interact with experts in STEM-related fields.

“Mitsubishi believes that the future is out there in STEM,” Sobel said during Thursday’s press conference. “Mitsubishi has provided role models in STEM programs to students all across the United States for almost a decade. Partnerships are tremendously important. Partnerships with Japan, with Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, with the state of Washington and with America.”

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