Paine College adopts new STEM curriculum

Published: Jun. 18, 2018 at 9:29 PM EDT
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Monday, June 18, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Paine College just announced its partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space or

That’s a program chosen by NASA to manage the International Space Station.

The partnership aims to provide students at

with non-traditional learning where they can write code to control robots, monitor plants in space, and get a better understanding of Earth.

"We need them,” says Dan Barstow.

Barstow is the Education Manager for the International Space Station, he continues to explain how important the STEM program is for students and C.A.S.I.S., “Our future requires students who pursue careers in STEM fields. It's so important. We need smart kids like these to help solve the problems of the future."

C.A.S.I.S. will also hold competitions throughout the year where students can send their experiments to the International Space Station's national lab.