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Carlin Combined School Receives Classroom Funding for STEM Activities

    Carlin Combined School students holding their robots

    In photo: Carlin Combined School students enhance their hands-on coding experience while programming the robots they are holding in this picture.

    ELKO, NEV. September 29, 2022— Carlin Combined School is one of three schools in Nevada to receive classroom funding from Navarro Research and Engineering Inc., a woman-owned small business contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM).

    According to Navarro, the grants program, in its inaugural year, is specifically designed to support educational activities that promote learning related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in communities near the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS).

    Carlin Combined School will use its awarded funding to purchase equipment and materials to enhance an existing program that brings Wonder Workshop robots into the classroom to teach computer coding through hands-on learning. Carlin has launched this unique program at the elementary school level with plans to evaluate the approach for broader application to the full K-12 student enrollment. Carlin teachers Karleighn Goodale and Brande Johnson said, “STEM is an integral part of our K-12 education at Carlin Combined School, and we are thrilled to add visual art as a part of our coding curriculum.”

    Lied STEM Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Clark County School District, and Manse Elementary School in Pahrump, Nevada, in the Nye County School District are among the other schools awarded funding.

    Navarro would like local schools to know that the application period for the 2023 Community Commitment Grants Program cycle is now open. Eligibility includes all public, private, and charter schools in the counties of Clark, Elko, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine in Nevada. We expect grants to be awarded in early 2023. The program will give preference to applications supporting clearly defined STEM-based activities. For additional instructions to complete a grant application, please visit the Navarro Community Commitment Grants Program website.

    For more information on Navarro, please visit Navarro Research & Engineering, Inc.

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