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Students in Rural Texas Exploring STEM Career Pathways with new SmartLab from QEP Resources

SmartLab-STEM-Local-District_thinks_outside-the-box-cbs7-grady-isd-texas.pngGrady Independent School District (ISD) is in the rural community of Lenore Texas, about 30 miles from Midland. Thanks to a generous grant from oil and gas exploration company QEP Resources, Grady ISD students can now explore exciting career pathways in STEM.

According to local CBS affiliate KOSA, the new SmartLab has put Grady on the map! KOSA also put together a wonderful video about the new SmartLab that includes interviews with students. You can watch it here.

Grady ISD Principal Gary Jones explained one of the many ways the new SmartLab is benefiting students, “It just gives them a sense of pride and lets them see things out there that they wouldn’t be exposed to otherwise.”

NOTE: The news story reports that Grady is one of only two SmartLabs in Texas. In fact, Creative Learning Systems currently has 38 SmartLabs in Texas.  

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Matt Dickstein

Written by Matt Dickstein

Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems, has been a successful entrepreneur in the field of education for over 25 years. Prior to joining CLS in 2004, he played key management roles in building National Technological University, a pioneer in the field of higher education distance learning, and ELS Language Centers, the largest teacher of intensive English language programs in the U.S. Matthew received a B.S. in business from the University of Colorado and holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

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