Newport News Education Foundation earns grant for STEM education

Posted: November 21, 2019

The Newport News Education Foundation was awarded a $300,000 One Community Transformation Grant from Newport News Shipbuilding to support STEM education in Newport News Public Schools.

The Foundation's proposal builds on STEM education through collaboration with the Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center to provide technology training for over 400 NNPS teachers, materials and equipment. The grant will also provide field experiences for 6,000 students at the Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center.

The Brooks Crossing Innovation and Opportunity Center is home to the STEM Digital Innovation and Fabrication Lab. The lab is the first of its kind in Virginia and through hands-on and project-based learning will teach skills and technology utilization and serve as a resource for students, parents and citizens interested in learning about digital technologies used in design and fabrication. The lab is a partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding, Old Dominion University, the City of Newport News and its Economic Development Authority.