Richview Middle School Wins TVA STEM Grant
June 10, 2022
Release provided by the TVA.
Richview Middle School has been awarded a grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc., a TVA retiree organization, to develop science, technology, engineering, and math education projects to help spark student interest in future careers in STEM-related fields.
Teachers across TVA’s seven-state region applied for funding of up to $5,000 for projects, and 233 applications were selected.
Schools that are awarded grants must receive their power from a local power company served by TVA. Richview Middle School is served by CDE Lightband.
Richview Middle School will use the grant to purchase SPIKE™ Prime Sets and Expansion Kits to aid students in applying the engineering and design process as they build and code Lego robots to accomplish specific tasks. Students will work in groups to create prototypes, test, and continually improve their design as they complete challenges with their robots.
“TVA is committed to supporting STEM education to help develop today’s students into tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, and IT professionals,” said Jeannette Mills, TVA executive vice president, and chief external relations officer. “It’s inspiring to be able to contribute to the innovators of the next generation.”
Since 2018, TVA and BVI have awarded nearly $2 million in STEM grants to support local education.
A full list of grant recipients and information on how to apply for a future STEM grant can be found at www.tvastem.com.