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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Loras College was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association to support a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Outreach Program.

The program will provide hands-on instruction to Dubuque-area youth while providing critical training and best practices to current and future STEM educators.

Using experiential learning in ways that introduce math, engineering and physics as fun and engaging, the program will deliver STEM activities to children ages 6-13 using real-life robotic technology, renewable energy kits and 3D printers. Programs will take place at St. Mark Youth Enrichment, as well as at a variety of events including Explorer Posts, the Loras Robotics and Astronomy Camp, the annual Math Competition and Engineering Science Nights.

The STEM Educational Outreach Program will also provide vital professional development and hands-on training opportunities for current and future teachers. Individuals enrolled in the Loras College master’s in integrated STEM education program and undergraduate programs in elementary or secondary education will work alongside Loras faculty experts to design, build and test the innovative curriculum.

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