Craven Co. Schools hold ribbon cutting for new STEM center at Grover Fields Middle School

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – The fifth and final STEM center in Craven County Middle Schools opened up Wednesday.

Grover Fields Middle School is the last of the middle schools to get their very own STEM center. Duke Energy helped cover the costs of the nearly $150,000 needed for the project.

The center is set up to serve more than 130 students per semester.

“In middle school students are starting to make choices about the type of careers they really want to pursue after during and after high school, and so our STEM centers are providing the experiences and exposure necessary to the skill sets our employers are looking for,” said Chris Bailey, the Craven County Education Director.

The county elementary schools and high schools have centers as well.

For upper grades, students can break off into more specialized areas for those interested in engineering, game art design and much more.

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