Treasurer Mitchell, Secretary Jenner Help Celebrate Top Indiana Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Monday, May 23, 2022
Deputy Director of Communications
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner and Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell welcomed the four members of the 2022 Governor’s STEM Team to the Indiana Statehouse where they honored outstanding high school students for their exceptional efforts in science, technology, engineering and math.
“The four students selected for our STEM Team represent Hoosier innovation and hard work at its finest,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Each student is already making incredible contributions to their communities and will continue to lead the way as careers in science, technology, engineering and math grow rapidly in Indiana.”
As part of their selection as members of the Governor’s STEM Team, each student receives a $1,000 scholarship deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings plan, administered by Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, and a letterman jacket identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team.
“These students are a prime example of why it is absolutely essential for students to have increased access and opportunity to explore, engage, and experience STEM education beginning at an early age,” said Dr. Jenner. “Allison, Rama, Siya, and Matthew each highlighted the impact of this early access to STEM, as well as how specific teachers and adult mentors in their lives really helped open doors of opportunity for their future.”
The members of the 2022 Governor’s STEM Team are:
- Science: Allison Maskew, Noblesville High School, Noblesville
- Technology: Rama Khabbaz, Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso
- Engineering: Siya Goel, West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, West Lafayette
- Mathematics: Matthew Liu, Columbus North High School, Columbus
Governor’s STEM Team members (from left to right) Allison Maskew (science), Matthew Liu (math), Rama Khabbaz (technology) and Siya Goel (engineering) pose for a photo with Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. As STEM Team members, they each receive a $1,000 deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings plan.
Governor’s STEM Team members (from left to right) Allison Maskew (science), Rama Khabbaz (technology), Siya Goel (engineering) and Matthew Liu (math) talk with Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner on their future plans and thoughts for bolstering STEM opportunities in Indiana’s schools.
Siya Goel, a senior at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School and the engineering member of the team, talks with Governor Eric J. Holcomb about her idea for expanding access to hands-on STEM learning to all students in elementary and middle school.