In the spring of 2014, the growth of Xaverian's STEM Program was bolstered by a transformative gift of $1 million from Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Strianese '74. Michael T. Strianese is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of L3, a global aerospace and national security company with 2013 sales of $12.6 billion that employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association and was also named to Defense News' “100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense” list. He is a proud graduate of Xaverian’s class of 1974, and credits his time at his alma mater for providing him with the educational and spiritual groundwork which has served as the bedrock of his success. Thus, Xaverian's STEM Program which was established in 2013, is formally named the "The Michael T. Strianese '74 STEM Program at Xaverian." Read more about this remarkable gift here
STEM education programs are project and problem based learning through hands-on classroom experiences. Student create, design, and build to solve problems, while being exposed to the industries where these skill sets are most needed.
As part of our commitment to fully preparing our students for success in the global economy, Xaverian has partnered with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. Through the partnership, Xaverian offers a comprehensive curriculum for engineering and biomedical sciences that has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, innovation, and real-world problem solving skills in students.