Congratulations to Washington High School’s Joshua Eaton for receiving a $25,000 grant from the STEM BEST Program Award.
Only 13 school districts in the state receive the award each year.
The Project Lead the Way instructor says "This grant would specifically help us start up Computer Integrated Manufacturing as well as deepen the Advanced Manufacturing/Entrepreneurship course through industry recommended equipment purchases, student certifications, and curriculum alignment with the needs of local industry."
The STEM BEST Award is awarded through Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council to support school-business partnerships.
In addition to the grant, the Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board partners including Barnes Manufacturing, Centro, New Leader Manufacturing, PMX Industries, Midwest Metal Products, and MSI Mold Builders have agreed to collaborate with Josh Eaton to develop high- quality programming, advisory support, and alignment with industry expectations.
Mr. Eaton plans to have the mill operational in the spring of 2020.