A local middle school raised more than $100,000 to build a new STEM lab in San Luis Obispo.
The Old Mission School’s newest laboratory will create a place for interdisciplinary learning.
The school focuses on creating a new way of learning. Students are expected to become critical thinkers, using content in ways that will help them solve problems in the world.
STEM learning encourages children through promoting independence, problem solving, and creativity. The Old Mission School will be incorporating STEM into the daily classroom teaching.
Jobs in STEM grew 24 percent over the past decade.
"Our goal is to prepare these children for the new frontier by giving them the educational and ethical tools that they will need to succeed," said Cynthia Fogarty, the principal of the Old Mission School.