STEM Outreach for high school and middle school students is a significant component of the ATC. The Exploration Laboratory is used to enhance students’ interest and success in the subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Lab is designed with a 3-D Printer to augment the educational program through visual and theory approach. In 2013, Bridgemont Community & Technical College, now BridgeValley, received $617,500 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM Grant.
The five-year grant is designed to provide scholarships for academically talented students entering its applied and engineering technology programs.
The new Exploration Laboratory at the ATC, together with BridgeValley’s STEM Outreach program and NSF S-STEM Grant, will enhance efforts to attract and encourage students’ interest and achievement in STEM subjects.