STEM LEARNING: New Classroom In Marshalltown

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A new classroom at Marshalltown High School is celebrating science, technology, engineering, and math.

The new classroom is being unveiled Monday night. It’s designed for a new program, called Project Lead the Way. There is also a STEM carnival to show how science can be fun.

Members of the corporate community in Marshalltown helped fund the program.

Marshalltown High School also participates in an Iowa State University program to encourage minority students to take science and tech courses.

“Science Bound is a program that runs here at the high school. We meet once a week. It is for minority students who are preselected in middle school and attend weekly meetings and we also take visits over to Iowa State about a couple of times a semester,” says teacher Katie Pavlik.

Gov. Terry Branstad will be on hand for Monday night’s unveiling of the new classroom at 5:00. The STEM carnival starts at 6:00.