Oak Ridge Contractor Awards STEM Grants to Local Schools

UCOR has awarded more than $150,000 in mini-grants since 2012. The funding is part of the company’s community support program, which focuses on children’s advocacy, education and workforce development, health and wellness, and conservation.

The projects funded by the grants involve a variety of science topics, including gardening, solar energy, alternative building materials, and weather.

“I will use the materials purchased with the mini-grant to teach my students how flowing water can move soil and rocks from one place to another, changing the shape of a landform and how this can affect living things,” said Linda Collins, a teacher from Wynn Habersham Elementary School in neighboring Campbell County, Tennessee. “We will have learning stations set up to investigate forces and motion as well as engineering and design.”

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