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Tuesday, April 25 until Friday, April 28
Governor’s Office of Student Achievement helps fund
school’s new STEM Lab with resources
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Sallie Zetterower Elementary School will receive $3,000 from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement’s Innovation Fund. The school’s STEM Lab Teacher Ansley Mays, wrote a grant, Sprouting STEM at Sallie Z, and submitted it to the Innovation Fund’s Tiny Grant Program. In March, Governor Deal announced that SZES was one of 20 recipients of Tiny Grants that totaled more than $135,400. Mays will use the funds to create an outdoor STEM classroom to supplement her existing indoor STEM lab. Sallie Z was the only school south of Macon to receive a grant.
Mays has been a prolific grant writer this year as she sought to expand the specialty science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) resources for her students. “She has won over $6,800.00 in grants in the first year of her program,” said SZES Principal Julie Mizell. These funds are in addition to a $25,000 grant the district received from Monsanto to provide approximately $1,200 in math and science resources for the school system’s nine elementary STEM labs.
Her other grants have included a 3D printer from Georgia Southern University’s College of Education, a $500 Dr. Joe B. Crane Classroom Grant from the Georgia Agribusiness Council, and two innovation grants from the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education totaling nearly $2,000 3D printer supplies, interactive STEM centers, an iPAD, Osmo program, and STEM literature. Mays and her students have been exploring how science, technology, engineering and math relate to agriculture. As part of their study of plant science, the outdoor classroom will eventually feature aquaponics.
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Hayley Greene, CCC
Public Relations/Mkt. Specialist
Bulloch County Schools
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