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LRSD & UAMS Partner to Give STEM Education a Boost at Schools

LRCH Science Teacher Paul Loyd helps demonstarte use of ultrasound device

Thanks to a $1.27 million science education research grant, LRSD students will benefit from a partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that teaches students about STEM careers and cardiovascular health using handheld ultrasound devices and other interactive technology. The five-year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. This week, students in Mr. Paul Loyd's Central High science classroom were learning about the technology with hands-on demonstrations.

The goal of the project is to inspire students to pursue STEM careers while exposing them to various areas of science, technology, engineering and math.