Ohio program awards $5K grant to Valley STEM + ME2 Academy

CANFIELD, Ohio – Valley STEM + ME2 Academy announced Tuesday that it will receive a $5,000 grant to expand its STEM learning projects.

The funding was awarded through the Ohio STEM Learning Network Classroom Grant Program, which is funded by Battelle, an applied science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus. The program awarded 223 grants throughout the state this fall including one to the Trumbull Career & Technical Center, the school announced Monday.

Valley STEM + ME2 Academy will use the grant to support the Empower: Valley STEM Genius Hour project. Students will choose a topic related to Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics and spend once a week in class working on the project using the design process.

“Battelle is proud to invest in the hundreds of educators who submitted ideas to expand STEM learning for their students,” said Wes Hall, Battelle’s vice president of philanthropy and education. “Together, we can inspire a new generation to solve the most pressing challenges of the future.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.