Mobile classroom aims to inspire student interest in STEAM careers
Pomona Unified School District Superintendents, educators, local elected officials and families gathered to witness the $250,000 donation of NCRF geared towards increasing primarily students of color and women to pursue STEM degrees and careers.
“Today is an exciting day for our school because we get to see our favorite subjects like science and technology come to life,” LMS eighth-grader Fatima Garcia said in a speech with classmate Jose Manuel Ruiz. “I want to thank everyone who made today possible. We can’t wait to begin learning lessons in the new mobile classroom!”
The $250,000 mobile classroom was christened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lorbeer Middle School. The classroom on wheels, donated by the NCRF, contains 18 Mac computers, coding programs, a gaming center and two 3-D printers to inspire student interest in STEAM careers.
“The arrival of our new mobile classroom represents the kind of innovative tools that we need to inspire the students of today,” PUSD Superintendent said. “We’re excited to be growing as a District and equipping our students with new tools that will stimulate new possibilities for them.”
“We want to connect young people to their potential and ensure that no barriers keep them from reaching their goals,” NCRF’s Price said. “We’re pleased to partner with Pomona Unified to help develop leaders, and today we took a step forward by introducing students to STEAM education that can help shape their future.”