KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UCOR has awarded mini-grants, totaling $30,000 for STEM education activities in nine East Tennessee counties.
These grants are meant to help teachers heighten students’ awareness and interest in science, technology, education, and math. Since 2021, UCOR has awarded close to $230,000 in mini-grants to local schools.
This year, grants were awarded for 40 projects. In March, UCOR accepted applications from teachers then a team of UCOR professionals reviewed the anonymous submissions before making grant awards.
“I want to get my students interested in STEM at an early age and to learn how to design, build, test, and improve their designs. […] This building, testing, and design modifying will take place through teamwork, a skill I feel is very valuable for success in the real…