Kimberly Bryant, South Haven librarian, is one of 140 educators across TN to be awarded this STEM program grant. The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, announced this week the award of $800,000 in grants to educators in public schools to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects all across the Tennessee Valley. The competitive STEM classroom grant program, operated in partnership with Battelle, received more than 600 grant applications from across TVA’s seven state service territory. The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, managed by Battelle, recruited educators for the project. “TVA’s commitment to education hasn’t wavered over the last year, and we are proud to continue to partner with educators across the valley to support STEM education in schools,” said Jeanette Mills, TVA executive vice president and chief external relations officer. “The types of projects teachers are developing shows their deep commitment to STEM education, and this program shows our commitment to them and the next generation.” Across the valley, educators submitted projects large and small, to further STEM education initiatives in the classroom – both in person and virtual. “Despite the new challenges Valley teachers faced in 2020, they are still focused on providing the best STEM education possible and have adjusted to new ways of teaching,” said Community Engagement Senior Program Manager Rachel Crickmar. “I am proud of the partnerships we have built with these amazing educators across the Tennessee Valley over the…
For the complete story, see the January 27th edition of The Lexington Progress.