Middle school receives more than $27K for STEM class

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A middle school in Twin Falls was awarded with big grant Tuesday morning to help further their students education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Robert Stuart Middle School was awarded with a grant of $27,400 from the Dart Foundation.

STEM Teacher Todd Anderson said he worked on the grant application all through the summer and finished it right before school started.

"We’re going to purchase computers, we’re going to purchase a couple of different kinds of sets of robotics for my students, and a 3-D printer and some software that goes along with running with all of those products," Anderson said of what they will be buying with the grant.

He said their classroom is set up like an old wood shop right now.

"Which is kind of what engineering used to be," he said.

Now, he's excited to move forward and modernize it with this grant.

"There are things that I want to be able to do with them. There's experiences that I want them to be able to have, that they cannot currently have due to a lack of the kinds of equipment that we need to do with these kind of engineering projects," he continued. "They're excited to do it, I'm excited to share what I know and for them to practice engineering. Not just talk about engineering."

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