TJCA Awarded MPACT Grant

Thomas Jefferson is pleased to announce that it is one of this academic year’s recipients of an MPACT (Math and Computational Thinking through 3D Making) grant. Awarded by the Stanford Research Institute and the Technical Education Research Centers, these grants provide rural schools with funding for STEM education related to computational thinking, spatial reasoning, and geometric application. The grant will provide funding for teacher training, a 3-D printer, a library of books on STEM-related career paths, and a set of curriculum. Thomas Jefferson’s administrator of the program, Ron Schaeffer, commented that “It has long been [his] vision that we would integrate STEM and Computer Science into all of the core subjects in addition to the standalone and elective technology classes. This opportunity will bring us much closer to that reality.”