(Cambria-Friesland) Students in the Cambria-Friesland school district will soon have access to an expanded STEM curriculum thanks to a $10,000 grant from Grow Rural Education. Since its inception in 2011, Grow Rural Education has awarded more than $18 million to more than a thousand schools in rural communities across the United States. To qualify, area farmers must nominate a school or district to compete for a merit-based grant of either $10,00 or $25,000. Nominees then submit a grant application describing their STEM-focused project. The applications are reviewed by the programs Farmer Advisory Council which consists of approximately 30 farmer leaders from across the country. Cambria Friesland has decided to use the funds to purchase 10 Go Direct Deluxe Packages from Vernier Software and Technology for classroom use. Students of all ages will be able to utilize temperature probes, gas pressure sensors, force and acceleration sensors, as well as other equipment similar to that used in scientific labs and industries today. More information about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, and a full list of winners, is available online at AmericasFarmers.com.