SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio ISD is bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM curriculum, to students on the East Side thanks to a new partnership.
The district is partnering with VelocityTX to provide more education on STEM.
VelocityTX is a nonprofit organization that helps bioscience companies launch innovations into the market.
This week, students at MLK Academy will have different learning opportunities.
They will be going to visit the VelocityTX Innovation Center, located on the the East Side, where they will be partnered with mentors and participate in different workshops.
VelocityTX and MLK Academy are also hosting a family night at the school where students and their families will participate in different STEM activities.
“The partnership with Communities in School is to enter into the schools that are underserved and provide opportunities for students in the biosciences,” said Jessica Harris, chief administrative officer at Texas Research and Technology Foundation and VelocityTX.
Students in sixth through eighth grade will participate in the STEM activities.
The MLK Academy principal said the partnership will continue beyond the week.
“I’m a product of the East Side and this is not something that we were privy to growing up. Not a lot of information for this community in pursuing that career so being able to expose them early on as early as six grade will definitely open up doors for our students,” said Natasha Pinnix, principal at MLK Academy.
Through this partnership with SAISD, VelocityTX has already provided STEM education to Davis Middle School.