TCTC Receives $5K Grant to Expand STEM Learning Projects

WARREN, Ohio – Students at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center will take a swing at a new project with the help of a $5,000 state grant.

The center will receive the funding through the Ohio STEM Learning Network Classroom Grant Program, which is funded by Battelle, an applied science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus, to expand its STEM learning projects. The grant is one of 223 the program awarded throughout the state this fall.

The funding will support the Min“ivative” Golf – EIA Putt Putt Challenge project, a two-year STEM challenge in which students complete the engineering design process and use STEM skills to design, build, budget and create their own miniature golf course on campus, a news release states. The project will require students to use collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity while integrating 3D printing, robotics and other technologies.

“Every Ohio community should have access to the kind of quality STEM education that drives opportunity for families and job growth in our state,” said Kelly Gaier Evans, director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. “This program creates champions of STEM in local communities and, through them, fosters new opportunities for students.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.