INL contractor awards school STEM grants

You can’t easily get from Ammon, the bedroom community to Idaho Falls, to Genesee, a small town on the Palouse.

But schools in these far-flung districts will each receive $10,000 grants from an Idaho National Laboratory contractor, to encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction.

In Ammon, Sandcreek Middle School will use the money to develop a STEM classroom, stocked with iPads and other equipment.

Genesee will develop a project for kindergartners through 12th graders: a water-conservation station where students can rinse and recycle plastic milk bottles from the school lunchroom.

The Battelle Energy Alliance, the contractor at the Department of Energy site, also awarded 35 STEM micro-grants to schools around the state.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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