The Escondido Union School District will hold the official ribbon cutting for a new state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) laboratory at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences (1400 W. 9th Ave, Escondido, CA 92029).
Made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from Northrup Grumman, the new STEM laboratory will support the integration of Next Generation Science Standards and 21st century STEM technologies – like virtual reality, flight simulation, and computer coding via Spheros – at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences.
“This brand new state-of-the-art STEM lab at Del Dios Academy is a foundational part of EUSD’s commitment to providing Escondido’s students with quality education that prepares them for today’s and tomorrow’s careers,” said Supt. Luis Rankins-Ibarra. “We are thankful to the many leaders in our community who invested in this facility to provide Escondido students and their families with top-notch STEM education.”
The STEM lab will also be a creative “makerspace” for Del Dios science classes and enable Del Dios student Science Scholars of Del Dios to learn via high definition displays and Wi-Fi casting, to learn to use technology and devices in their presentations, and to foster creativity and team collaboration.