Conklin: State College Area School District to receive PAsmart grant to support science and technology education

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – The State College Area School District has been awarded a $35,000 grant to advance science and technology education from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, state Rep. Scott Conklin announced today.

Conklin, D-Centre, said the PAsmart grant will provide computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education to students and also provide professional development for educators.

“In order for our students to be adequately prepared for an ever-growing and fast-paced economy, it’s vital they have the education and skills needed to meet the needs of local businesses,” said Conklin. “This grant will make a significant impact, both in the classroom, and in future economic development.”

A total of $5.7 million in grants was awarded to help schools statewide introduce and expand computer science training. These funds will also be used to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with the necessary computer science training.

More information on the PAsmart initiative can be found at this link: