Brown County Middle School in Mount Sterling was one of twenty-five schools in Illinois awarded a three-year Bicentennial STEM Fusion Campaign grant.
The STEM Fusion program focuses on promoting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).
Karen Jirjis, Brown County Middle School Principal said, "This is going to bring for our students, opportunities of inquiry based learning and more hands on math and science. It’s supposed to be designed and I know it will be, to increase their curiosity about math and science and maybe lead more into careers within those areas."
Jirjis says the school will now spend the summer planning new lessons thanks to the grant money.
In addition to the middle school, the Brown County School District also received grant money to be used at the Pikeland Community School.