Neuse Regional Library
Log Number: APP-246110-OLS-20
Neuse Regional Library System will develop the Gateways to STEM program by offering STEM programming after school and during summer months to grade school children in rural areas of the Library's region. The project will support the development and implementation of STEM programming led by a fully qualified STEM educator with a focus on reading and early literacy that will help combat the "summer slide" or deterioration in literacy skills of students during off months. The program will also increase exposure to new technologies such as virtual reality, 3D modeling, and coding for students in areas where other opportunities for exposure to these technologies are not present.