MOODY - The Moody Independent School District is getting a big boost to their science and technology classes this year thanks to a $10,000 grant from the ESC Region 12 Technology foundation.
The school applied for the grant early this year and now their new STEAM Garage is ready to go. Located at the Moody middle school, the space has a 3-D printer for students to make their own creations and several littleBits Steam Student kits that they can use to make their own robots.
The grant also helped pay for a green screen and some video equipment as well as new Legos and other creativity tools for the younger kids.
Moody ISD Technology Director Nancy Molina said the space is a big hit and will make their students better prepared for technology fields in the future.
"They are learning how to build things and laying those foundations so later on they have the opportunity to go into things like engineering and those kids of things," Molina said. "It will give them opportunities that they wouldn't otherwise have. They will get to compete with students from bigger schools."