Warsaw, Ind. Warsaw Public Schools' aspiring doctors and engineers got a $300,000 boost Tuesday.
Warsaw-based Orthoworx made the contribution to target STEM Education, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
Stem students at the Washington Elementary STEM Academy gathered to show off their science projects, everything from 3D-printing to Lego engineering.
The program is increasing awareness of a growing demand for local science and engineering jobs.
“With this award we will engage the services of a STEM adviser, someone who is working in the orthopedic industry here in Warsaw, to help us shape the curriculum that the orthopedic industries desire in the future,” says Dr. Craig Hintz the Superintendent ,” says Dr. Craig Hintz the Superintendent of Warsaw Schools.
“You can't wait until high school to try to get kids interested in science and technology, you have to start younger so there's a foundation along the way,” says the executive director of Orthoworx.
Warsaw Community Schools are planning to use some of the funds to build an interactive laboratory on wheels to spread awareness.