Waimea Middle School treated Senator Lorraine to a hard-hat peek at its still-under-construction STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) building to see its progress and to introduce an expanded vision. The goal is for it to become a professional development center led by a STEAM Project Coordinator to assist not only for the 250+ students, but also regional educators with implementation of Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The school will utilize community educational, cultural and technology expertise, coupled with effective STEAM instructional practices.