LA MARQUE, Texas — Students huddled in groups of two or three at tables littered with plastic building blocks, a programmable engine and a laptop.
They were building a robotic inchworm and, in the process, were taking different concepts from their science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and applying them in the classroom.
Those eighth-graders are in the La Marque school district’s new Renaissance Academy, which is the school district’s new science, technology, engineering and mathematics — or STEM — program open to fifth- to eight-graders from across the county. The high school also has a STEM program called Cougar STEM Academy open to ninth-graders, and the concept could soon spread to the elementary school level.
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