Two Southern Arizona schools have been awarded grants to increase science and technology programs.

Nogales High School and the Center for Academic Success High School in Cochise County were two of 10 rural schools selected out of 50 proposals for funding.

Nogales High School was awarded nearly $50,000 to buy iPads and other science equipment to blend instructional content, investigation, data collection and analysis, increasing students’ ability to apply content knowledge and engage in laboratory exploration.

The Center for Academic Success High School will use a nearly $35,000 grant to offer the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program, which gives students technology to participate in activities aligned to course content standards and objectives such as advanced robotics and computer-aided design.

The grants were awarded by Science Foundation Arizona, funded by the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.