150 Brooklyn schools awarded funds for STEAM educationPosted: Updated:
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced that $55 million is being invested in the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and artists.
Money to invest in STEAM education, which includes science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, was awarded to 150 schools.
Adams says 95 percent of this year's budget is going to STEAM education.
At IS 78/Roy H. Mann school, $150,000 is going toward the school's engineering program.
"One of the things we really believe the students should do is make things with their hands and create things so we really push bridge building in sixth grade," says principal Anthony Cusumano. "In seventh grade we move up from there to robotics and in eighth grade we move to rocket building."
John Dewey High School in Gravesend is also receiving funds. Officials say it will be used to create a state-of-the-art room with 3D computer printers. Officials want to encourage students from all backgrounds to enter the technology field.