BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A couple of East Baton Rouge Parish schools just got a big boost thanks to ExxonMobil.
The company donated $100,000 to help establish the STEM learning network, which concentrates on teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics to students.
Officials said the project will create learning opportunities that will affect students in all grades, through opportunities like project based mentoring, robotics, industry expos and internships.
"They're professional; they're engineering students," said Supt. Warren Drake. "They'll go on to get engineering degrees at universities all over this nation. So, we're really happy. Scotlandville is shining today. I'm very proud of them. We challenge them to put something together that will bring this project to life. Because it's one thing to talk about it, it's another to see it. We didn't give them a whole lot of notice, and you saw what they were able to do. They're just incredibly talented."
Scotlandville Magnet Pre-Engineering Academy and Lee High School will receive funding to implement STEM learning initiatives.