Students at Strong Vincent Middle School are getting first hand experience in STEM projects thanks to a grant provided by Gannon University.
In a six- week after school program named “Feeding Minds and Families,” students participate in activities based on biology, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The grant that made all of this possible comes from the American Society for Cell’s Biology New Public Engagement Grants. The program also encourages student’s parents to get involved in the STEM projects.
“We really want to get these kids early and a lot of our kids are actually sixth and seventh graders and we just wanted to get them excited and get them to see this is really cool and interesting stuff,” said Dr. Quyen Aoh, Assisant Professor at Gannon University.
This program also a part of the United Way community schools county-wide initiative to bring resources into schools to help students and their families.