CARROLLTON, Mo. — Carroll County Memorial Hospital and the Brunswick R-II School District are continuing their STEM lab partnership.

Last year, the hospital donated funds to sponsor the Brunswick R-II’s STEM lab initiative.

“CCMH is dedicated to supporting our local communities as they strive to provide high-level learning opportunities to their students,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “Providing quality curriculum in the areas of STEM benefits the hospital by home-growing students who may want a future career in the medical field.

The elementary students have been able to use green screen technology for projects that are filmed and displayed on the school’s social media channels.

“We are so excited for the opportunities we have been able to provide for the students,” said Michelle Sanders, Brunswick R-II Librarian and STEM Instructor. “With the grant that the hospital provided, we were able to purchase several items, which is allowing over half our students opportunities they may not have been able to do otherwise.”

The grant provided other unique items like eight Raspberry Pis, three Dash Coding Robots, five Meky Makeys and StickBots.

On Sept. 25, 2019, Tindle attended a STEM Lab Dedication ceremony at Brunswick School where students showed off the abilities they now have because of the equipment grant.

“We were pleased to see all the students have accomplished with the funds we provided,” Tindle said. “We know these students have the potential to go on to have successful careers and we hope some of them will choose to come back home to share their talents with their community.”

CCMH continues to support the school’s STEM lab. Another dedication ceremony took place Oct. 7, 2020, when the school unveiled a mural, created by Jordan Artis, recognizing CCMH’s continued partnership is providing the school grants to further students education through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.