UNIVERSITY CENTER — Saginaw Valley State University has eight million reasons to be digging deep into science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.

So it was a natural to kick off the second week of the 2015 Engineering Society of Detroit Fall Tech Tour, sponsored by Michigan Technological University.

Saginaw Valley, a 10,000-student community university on the prairies between Saginaw, Bay City and Midland, has received about $8 million in recent years, through a combination of private grants from area foundations and corporations, for STEM activities in the Great Lakes Bay region.

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