Orange County. Local school STEM projects win grants

| 23 Jun 2023 | 03:32

Grants totaling over $15,000 were recently awarded to support nearly 20 creative, Orange County cutting-edge classroom projects that focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) STEM Classroom Grants program provided funding totaling approximately $50,000 for over 50 STEM projects located within O&R’s service area.

The grants were awarded based on a review of teacher-submitted proposals by the O&R STEM Education Advisory Council, a panel of educators and engineers assembled by O&R for the grants. Over the past nine years, O&R has awarded 365 STEM Classroom Grants totaling over $341,000. Those grants ranged from $185 to $1,000.

“O&R is proud to support our teachers and students with STEM grants that can help to create future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math,” O&R President and CEO Robert Sanchez said.

The Orange County winners included:

· Chester Academy, Chester

· George Grant Mason Elementary School, Tuxedo

· Lahti Kids Club House Corporation, Pine Island

· Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, Central Valley

· Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley

· North Main Elementary, Monroe

· Orange-Ulster BOCES, Goshen

· Pine Tree Elementary, Monroe

· TuxedoSTEM @ George F. Baker High School, Tuxedo

O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.