Education in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — will get a major boost from the $500,000 grant recently received by the Grand Forks, N.D., School District from the U.S. Department of Defense.
(TNS) — Education in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — will get a major boost from the $500,000 grant recently received by the
Details on how the grant funds will be allocated were outlined at a joint meeting of the
Funds will be used to "encourage students to think like scientists," said
Much of the investment will be aimed at stimulating student interest and excitement in the sciences — promoting exploration in fields such as aerospace, medicine and agriculture — among students over the next five years.
The grant will give students "experience in these fields that they may not get anywhere else," Berger said.
Funds will be used for a wide variety of items, including the purchase of 3D printers and robotics equipment, other classroom technology, STEM lab equipment, professional development and after-school STEM clubs for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
The main goal is to get students "college- and career-ready," Schleicher said.
In other action, board members heard a report from
The amount of revenue per mill each school district receives is varied, Berge pointed out, noting that
Board members also heard an enrollment report noting that enrollment in
At Grand Forks Air Force Base, student enrollment in
Sixty-four students from the base attend high school in the city of
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