STEM-ulate the School Year

Our STEM Dollars at Work: Libby Durr, Regional External Affairs consultant, Mon Power/Potomac Edison (far l.), presents a $920 STEM grant to art instructor Sandra Cress and her fifth-grade class at Fairview Middle and Elementary School (Fairview, W.Va.). The funds will be used for a collaborative project incorporating electrical components, lights, sounds and moving parts – programmed by the students – to create an interactive art piece.

June 13, 2019

Electricity, ecosystems, robotics, agriculture and engineering are only a few of the subjects educators and students explore thanks to FirstEnergy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Classroom Grants. During the 2019-2020 school year, teachers and hundreds of students across our six-state footprint will greatly benefit from our support.

“FirstEnergy’s grants provide teachers and students with the opportunity to bring to life ideas and discover innovative ways STEM subjects impact our world. We want to support educators across our customer footprint by encouraging them to apply for our grants. It only takes an imaginative idea and an email,” said Lorna Wisham, vice president, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to educators in communities served by our electric operating companies and where we have facilities or do business. These grants totaled nearly $75,000 during the recent school year.

Spread the Word: Tell an Educator About Our STEM Grants

STEM Classroom Grant applications for the 2019-2020 school year must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Please share this wonderful opportunity with educators at your local schools, as well as family members, friends and parents of school-age children. For the application and more information, click here.