Pat Mosey, a science teacher at Eagle Ridge Middle School, has received a $1,000 grant to support STEM research activities in her classroom.
She’s among 24 middle school science teachers across the country to be awarded STEM grants from the Society for Science & the Public in Washington, D.C.
“I’m excited to be providing this financial support to middle school teachers who encounter students at such an important point in their lives,” said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public. “During this crucial time, students start setting the stage for their future path in high school while some young people begin drifting away from their interests in STEM. By providing these teachers with the resources to build a meaningful STEM research program, we are helping to engage the next generation of leaders in engineering and science.”
Mosey said her funding will go towards supplies for water testing, germ samples and other hands-on learning activities that will be part of the school’s science/engineering fair on Jan. 17, during the school day and continuing until 6:30 p.m.
The grant program supports educators who are implementing fresh and innovative teaching methods to shed light on discoveries that can be made through original STEM research projects. The one-time grants, in large part, are provided to educators in schools serving in low-income areas or underrepresented students.
Eagle Ridge Middle School is located in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.