Southwestern Energy and CFOV Award STEM Education Grants
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STEM-based learning continues to be an important part of school curriculums. Its diverse nature offers educators creative and unique opportunities to convey key skills and concepts. Often, resources for projects are limited and selections are driven by available funding.
Thanks to grants made possible through Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV), local educators will now be equipped with additional resources to offer even more to their students when it comes to STEM.
The grant opportunity demonstrates SWN’s ongoing commitment to STEM education and supports the energy company’s desire to be an active corporate citizen while enhancing elements of education. This year, students from 21 classrooms representing all grade levels in Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties will benefit from these awards which total $9,934.29. To date, $37,235.04 has been granted to support projects in 80 Ohio Valley classrooms.
“Our company is committed to supporting educators provide creative and unique experiences for students, especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Amy Dobkin, community relations manager, Southwestern Energy. “The partnership with CFOV not only allows our interests to be achieved through an efficient process, but also helps to build relationships between recipients who share a passion for STEM.”
“We can all agree teachers play a critical role in cultivating interests and strengths of the students in their classrooms. The skill development offered through these projects will set the stage for lifelong learning and creative inquiry,” said Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.
Grant Recipients in Marshall County”
Cameron Elementary School
STEM Challenge Field Day
Cameron Middle/High School
Hands-on Anatomy experience for special needs students