Discovery Center to support STEM programming at 10 Rockford schools

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Discovery Center is teaming up with Rockford Public Schools to increase comprehensive learning programs.

The Discovery Center will use a grant worth nearly $38,000 to fund the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at nine RPS 205 schools and the RPS after-school achievement program.

Students from seven elementary schools and three middle schools will benefit from the grant, including elementary schools Beyer, Ellis, Hillman, Kishwaukee, Lewis Lemon, McIntosh, Whitehead; and middle schools Kennedy, Lincoln and RESA.

“Discovery Center is committed to advocating the importance of STEM education,” said Discovery Center Executive Director Sarah Wolf. “We want students to understand and embrace the technology that impacts their lives every day. Our goal is to plant the “seed of interest” that can grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM career.”

The Discovery Center will use the grant to provide free field trips, conduct family nights at all schools and offer hands-on activities for students in after-school programs.