Panama City- Officials from Florida State University Panama City received quite the surprise on Monday.
The AT&T Foundation made a $50,000 contribution to the STEM Institute.
The money will help establish a 2013 STEM summer camp for local high school students. The camp aims to motivate students to work in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Officials say the funding is enough to cover many of the expenses for the summer camp, plus provide robotic and engineering equipment that can be used for years to come.
"This funding allows us to provide opportunities that, without it, we would not be able to provide. To get the expertise in to work with the students, to get the materials that they need, is not an inexpensive proposition," said Ginger Littleton, the Director of the STEM Institute.
For more information on the STEM Institute, contact Ginger Littleton at FSU-PC.