Northfield receives $5,000 STEM grant


 Northfield Elementary is the recipient of a $5,000 classroom grant from the TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program. The program, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, funds STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) projects in classrooms and schools in the TVA service area.

“We are excited about the opportunity to purchase the Glowforge 3D Digital Printer and supplies for our school with the funds,” Crystal Summers, Northfield Elementary School teacher said. “The printer will primarily be used with our after-school students in STEM and Science Club but will be available to the entire school to use.”

The school received funding through this program in the past, so when the application became available again this past August, Principal Beth Peek, alongside teachers Crystal Summers and Ashley Richards, worked toward meeting the application requirements and completing paperwork.

“The Tennessee Valley Authority understands that excellence in education is the key to our future,” said TVA STEM Education Manager Rachel Crickmar. “We want to work directly with teachers to support initiatives that advance STEM activities in the classroom to develop a talent pipeline for TVA and its customers.”


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