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Stevenson Middle Receives the Google Community Grant
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Thursday, March 02, 2017
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Stevenson Middle School began an initiative this year called “STEM-Possible”.  This initiative has placed a large amount of focus on science, technology, engineering and math due to the nature of today’s work force needs.  The Google Community grant was applied for by Stevenson Middle School’s Principal, Mr. Rob Paradise and was awarded in the amount of $28,000.  The grant was titled “STEM-Possible” and the money will be used to meet the needs of the initiative started at SMS.  By receiving this grant, SMS will now be able to offer robotics classes to ALL SMS students and would ensure that we are exposing sub-groups that are under-represented in STEM related careers.  For example. This grant allows 175 girls the opportunity to learn about robotics and possibly spark an interest that leads them to a STEM related career. SMS believes that no other subject can integrate all STEM fields like Robotics.  Robotics teaches electronics, engineering, computer science, technology, math and science.  Therefore, our goal of adding robotics classes for all students is not an arbitrary goal but one that we realize is the best way to help students improve their STEM related skills.  The hands-on approach of robotics allows students to work together using critical thinking and problem solving skills key to success in STEM related fields.  Stevenson Middle School is dedicated to making sure their students are prepared for the future and this grant is one way in which they are making that happen. 

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