During last night's Special Meeting of the Big Spring ISD's Board of Trustees, the board approved the donation of $10,000 from SM Energy to be used to start a new robotics program at Big Spring Junior High School.
Kate Noble, External Affairs at SM Energy, stated that SM Energy has donated to various schools in the Midland area to start robotics programs. The money will go to start up actual robots that the school will get from LEGO. She went on to say that SM Energy likes to invest in furthering the education of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) because the majority of their staff are technical people like engineers and geologists.
The hope in donating the money is to build a passion in robotics at an early age and to be able to foster that development in high school and further on into higher education.
Photo: The SM Energy staff pictured are, from left to right, are Maggie Key, Kris Alles, Kate Noble, present a check to BSISD Superintendent Chris Wigington