Flagstaff, AZ – FUSD will use the two-year grant to establish a science, technology, engineering and math skills hub in Northern Arizona.
The center will be built by Challenger Space Center Arizona, which already operates a similar facility in Phoenix.
Darcy Renfro, Executive Director of Science Foundation Arizona, says it's crucial students are equipped with what she calls "STEM" skills in the 21st century.
The center will serve over 11,000 K through 12 students and feature simulated space missions and science workshops.
There is no set location or date for the opening of the center, but the program hopes to include the Flagstaff community in those decisions. For Arizona Public Radio I'm Katelyn Seabury in Flagstaff.