Governor Matt Mead’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force presented its recommendation to the Governor on measures to move the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to a Tier 1 institution.

Governor Mead said this summer the Task Force was expanded to include more representation from UW and that has worked out well as the state moves towards implementing recommendations and doing it soon.

The Wyoming Governor’s Energy, Engineering, STEM Integration Task Force plan for implementing its proposals includes a funding request. That request is for $17.8 million dollars over the next two-years, composed of $8.6 million in state funding and $9.2 million from the University of Wyoming. According to the Task Force the funding is, “aimed at jump-starting this historical initiative.”  Governor Mead said he is reviewing the proposal. Governor Mead will present his budget to the State Legislature by early December.