Roseville, other local districts receive books to aid STEM education

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Roseville Area Schools received copies of the book “Lucy’s Engineering Adventure” and hosted a STEM-focused read-aloud Monday afternoon.

Local women in the engineering field visited two first-grade classrooms at Roseville’s Harambe Elementary School to read the books, which Trane donated.

One book was given to every first-, second- and third-grade classroom in the district, with extra copies provided to school libraries.

The books, which were developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Engineers, were donated to help community schools with early STEM education.

The rhyming picture books introduce kids ages 4-8 to HVAC concepts by comparing buildings to the human body, Trane explained.

In total, Trane donated 231 copies of the book to seven area school districts, including Farmington, Mahtomedi, Mounds View, North Saint Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale, Rosemount, Roseville and White Bear Lake.