STEM-ing the flow: Is R.I.’s Wavemaker program reducing ‘brain drain’?

Updated at 3:10 p.m. on February 21, 2020.

STAYING PUT: Adam Anderson, owner of landscape architecture firm Design Under Sky and a Wavemaker fellow, stands near the remnants of his “10,000 Suns” sunflower installation in Providence. Anderson is still paying off his student loans and says the Wavemaker program is one of the factors that kept him in Rhode Island.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
STAYING PUT: Adam Anderson, owner of landscape architecture firm Design Under Sky and a Wavemaker fellow, stands near the remnants of his “10,000 Suns” sunflower installation in Providence. Anderson is still paying off his student loans and says the Wavemaker program is one of the factors that kept him in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
Architectural designer Kaitlin DeGregorio was weighing a job offer in New York 2½ years ago when she instead made a commitment to a construction firm closer to home in Providence. Her now-fiance, an engineer, had an offer in Boston, but he also went to an Ocean State employer. What made them forgo jobs in bigger…

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