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FOX 4 Kansas City
Kansas City educators can win a $30,000 makerspace for their classroom in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Mission Possible Makerspace Nation competition. A makerspace is a designated area of a classroom where students can use various materials and tools to create something unique, often to solve a problem of some nature.
A middle-of-the-week surprise for one elementary school teacher and her classroom of STEM learners. Tiffany Pace and her STEM class at Cross Lanes Elementary were winners of the CIA Mission Possible Operation Advance Technology Competition, receiving the $60,000 grand prize from ORISE, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
The CIA — yes, that CIA — wants to give one Chicago Public Schools teacher $30,000 to help inspire the next generation of STEM and STEAM professionals. The goal of the CIA's competition is to get students interested in the fields science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
A teacher and students in Washington, D.C. just won $30,000 from the agency and a celebratory freakout like the one they had is coming to a Chicago classroom this year. The Mission Possible competition is open to third through twelfth graders. Video entries should explain how $30,000 will promote science, technology, engineering, art, or math learning.