Courtesy of WRCR.
Orange and Rockland Utilities has 50 $1,000 STEM Classroom Grants for educators at schools and youth groups for the next school year. Now, they’re not just giving this money away to students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. They have to submit creative classroom projects designed to improve, advance and enrich student learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM for short. O&R spokesman Mike Donovan says their STEM Education Advisory Council will decide who gets the grants…
Each applicant can get up to $1,000 to be used toward purchasing materials and resources for their projects. Past winning proposal topics have ranged from drone crop monitoring and robotic development, to hydroponics and 3-D printed solar vehicle construction. Over the past seven years, O&R has awarded 277 STEM Classroom Grants totaling nearly $247,000. The STEM Classroom Grants Program application can be found online, we have the link in this news article on our website.
Applications must be received by March 31st. The grants will be awarded in May.