Huntsman STEM Innovation Prize Grant

Children are the future, so why not invest in them? Well, Huntsman did just that by awarding the 2018 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Innovation Prize Grant to local Teachers. The recipients included Katherine Whitney and Susan Ellis, Nederland Central Middle School teachers, and Selena Hennigan, a teacher at Orangefield High School. Both schools will be receiving $3,000 from the Huntsman STEM Innovation Grant Program.

Hennigan, an Algebra 2 teacher, will use the grant to purchase iPads for her classroom, giving students an opportunity to understand how math is used in real-world applications and technology.

Whitney and Ellis will launch a robotics program for students featuring programming, designing and building robots to perform tasks, sparking creativity and critical thinking.

The annual Huntsman STEM Innovation Grant recognizes middle and high school teachers or teams in the Port Neches-Groves, Bridge City, Nederland and Orangefield school districts for innovative approaches to STEM education.

The program also awarded four honorable mention $1,000 grants, which included teachers from Port Neches-Groves and Bridge City ISDs. These grants will go on to fund robotics programs, a 3D printer and upgrading equipment and technology for the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) industry.

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