Students at Bennettsville Intermediate School will soon learn skills that some college students haven’t been exposed to yet.
It will be in the school’s new STEM U iNoVaTe lab, which was unveiled Tuesday during a ribbon-cutting.
Various district, Board of Education and community members had a chance to see students demonstrate how the lab will connect the dots with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Christopher Williams, director of partnership development at STEM U, said STEM is all of those elements merged.
“We are problem-solving,” he said. “We are teaching our scholars (students) how to problem solve, how to think critically, how to go into the real world, into different challenges and to be innovative.”
The lab will be used by students with robotics, drones, and programming.
Williams noted very few schools in the state have a non-traditional learning environment like the one at BIS.