Fickett Elementary School received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used toward the implementation of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program that will help expose students to career paths such as engineering, robotics, computer science, and medicine.
“We are extremely grateful for the support that the UPS Foundation has provided to our students,” said Dr. Raquel Rimpola, Principal of Fickett Elementary School. “This generous donation will allow us to implement programs that will help support our goal of becoming a STEM Certified School.”
Fickett’s STEM program includes several components. These components provide exposure to project-based learning activities in daily science and mathematics classes, develop innovation through a school-wide Lego Robotics program, and allow students to engage in engineering design experiences using the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) program. The STEM grant will allow students to incorporate art and technology through their creation of science videos, podcasts, and clay animation. Students at Fickett will be able to qualify for scholarships to participate in robotics camps at GA Tech this school year and in the summer because of this STEM grant.