Mobile County Public Schools would like to congratulate seven schools for recently receiving science and engineering grants to enhance classroom activities.
Three schools received Project Lead the Way grants, in partnership with the engineering firm Arcelor Mittle. Murphy and Tanner Williams are getting $10,000 apiece and Theodore is getting $35,000 as a start-up grant. The money will be used to enhance Project Lead the Way engineering classes.
These five schools have received grants from Ingalls Shipbuilding to enhance STEM education as follows:
- Calcedeaver Elementary – $1,500 to form a robotics team for students in grades 3 through 6.
- Castlen Elementary – $5,000 to apply knowledge of ecosystems to test water quality and engineer a process for cleaning an oil spill.
- Hankins Middle – $3,500 to design and print 3-D objects to solve problems.
- Mary G. Montgomery – $4,900 to use a microplate reader and gel docking station to quantitatively measure molecules such as proteins, sugars and DNA.
- Tanner Williams – $5,000 to purchase library books and engaging, hands-on classroom materials and lesson plans.