FCPS and Battelle Announce $50,000 in STEM Grants

The Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) and Frederick County Public Schools yesterday announced the recipients of $50,000 in teacher challenge grants for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Representatives from BNBI and FCPS went to six schools to surprise nine teachers with the news that their STEM proposals had been selected as winners. This year’s challenge grants ranged from $4,624-$14,012.

“We’re deeply appreciative of the support from BNBI,” FCPS Interim Superintendent Dr. Mike Markoe said. “These grants will benefit projects for students who have shown significant interest in STEM activities, many of whom will go on to focus on careers in STEM fields.

The six winning proposals came from the following schools:
-Crestwood Middle School – Science Olympiad
-Liberty Elementary School – Science Exploration for our youngest learners
-Lincoln Elementary School – Panther STEM Lab|
-New Midway and Woodsboro Elementary Schools – Lion Labs Learning Tubs
-Sabillasville Environmental Charter – STEAMING into the Environment
-Urbana High School – Robotics Team Machining and Advanced Programming

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