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Teacher wins grant


Last updated 9/8/2021 at 10:38am

Katie Hobbs, a science teacher at Mesa Ridge High School, was selected to participate in a weeklong Biotechnology Immersion Program at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) over the summer. On top of that, she was awarded a USAFA STEM Education and Outreach Implementation mini-grant of $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment for her classroom.

In the summer program, teachers were able to do hands-on STEM projects and experiments.

"We were able to do a COVID-19 test on ourselves from start (swabbing of the nose) to the PCR process, it was so cool. We were able to do an autopsy using a digita...

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