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Widefield Gets $750K Grant for STEM Programs


Last updated 11/13/2019 at 3:18pm

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Cayden Chlebik and Chevy Harris from King Elementary School make last-minute adjustments to their robot during practice rounds at the FIRST LEGO League El Paso County Qualifier on Nov. 9 at Janitell Junior High.

Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) has announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The grant will be used toward the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative in the district.

"This grant allows students to see computers and technology as tools for creation, not just consumption," said Kevin Duren, Executive Director of Secondary Student Learning and Math Achievement.

Duren, along with STEM Instructor and Grant Coordinator Nat Sobin, worked hard to pursue this grant in order to continue providing opportu...

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