Students and teachers across Valencia County will be able to immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering and math, thanks to hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding from Facebook.
Facebook has awarded Belen Consolidated Schools and Los Lunas Schools each a $100,000 grant to help the districts create STEM Learning Hubs and Lending Libraries.
The STEM centers will allow teachers and students to access training tools, as well as educational equipment such as robotics kits, computers and various science tools for small group activities.
Belen teachers will be able to borrow equipment such as microscopes, virtual reality headsets, robotics kits and makerspace tools, then use them to create virtual or in-class lessons.
The STEM Hub and Lending Library will also include technology to use on-site. Supplies purchased for the STEM…