Local farmers help WCSC win grant for STEM

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To feed the world’s rapidly growing population and tackle many other global challenges, our country’s next generation of leaders will need to be highly-skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). That’s why the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, has awarded the Warrick County School Corporation with a $10,000 grant.

The Warrick County School Corporation plans to use the funds to bring drone technology to Tecumseh High School, Boonville High School and Castle High School in their agriculture classrooms.

“We are excited to bring this type of technology into the classroom for our students and staff,” said Dr. Walter Lambert, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction.

Earlier this year, farmers in Warrick County, nominated the district for consideration for this grant. After the nomination, the district developed its submission to enhance its STEM education offering through the use of drone technology in the area of agriculture. A group of science and math teachers reviewed each submission and selected the Warrick County School Corporation as a finalist.

Next, the Program’s Farmer Advisory Council, which is composed of approximately 30 farmer leaders from across the country with an interest in agriculture and education, selected Warrick County School Corporation for one of the Grow Rural Education Grants. Grant applications were judged based on the merit of the application, need and community support.

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