Lockheed Martin Corporation has given a second grant to Lockheed Elementary School to enhance the school’s new Lockheed STEM Innovation Lab (iLab) - this one for almost $54,598 in May in addition to the $70,000 given in December. (Courtesy of Marietta City Schools)

Lockheed Martin gives another grant for STEM lab

A second grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation has been received by the Marietta City Schools district for Lockheed Elementary School.

Given in May, the nearly $54,598 grant will be used for the Lockheed STEM Innovation Lab (iLab) renovation project at the school - STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

This additional grant will be used to further improve the existing STEM Innovation Lab’s 21st century learning environment.

Improvements will include the installation of new flooring, paint, acoustical ceiling tiles, LED lighting, a server closet, wall coverings, doors, surveillance cameras, access controls, furniture and several wall graphics.

The first grant for $70,000 was given by Lockheed Martin in December to Lockheed Elementary.

The school used these funds to buy student technology which included computers, printers and related devices to support learning in the Lockheed STEM Innovation Lab (iLab).

This Innovation Lab is an elementary school version of Lockheed Martin’s iLab, a place where their engineers and scientists create and collaborate with others around the world using advanced, cutting-edge technology, according to an MCS statement.

The Innovation Lab is a 21st Century learning environment where teachers and students have access to unique learning experiences and technology that promote STEM education.

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