CLARKSVILLE, TN – During the long months of this COVID-19 pandemic, Meagan Mann, Austin Peay State University associate professor of chemistry, has noticed a common theme in her social media feeds – parents of school-aged children are frustrated.
“If you just went online at all in the past 12 months, you see nothing but parents complaining about remote learning,” she said. “It’s on almost every social media account. It has got to be really bad.”
These distraught status updates prompted Mann to apply for a competitive grant from Google, and this spring, the giant technology company awarded her $40,000 to provide free Algebra I and chemistry tutoring to local high school students.
The grant program, “Operation: STEM Success,” provides one-hour, online…