URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) has announced 38 winners from five East Tennessee counties —16 granst going to educators in Anderson County — in the 2018 UCOR Education Mini-Grant Program which recognizes and supports excellence in teaching.
The winning teachers were recognized at a reception hosted by UCOR at Calhoun’s in Oak Ridge.
Awarded annually since 2012, grant funds assist classroom teachers in developing specific projects or curricula, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
“One of UCOR’s primary objectives is to support and encourage education initiatives,” Ken Rueter, UCOR President and Project Manager, said.
“The UCOR Mini-Grant Program enables teachers to enhance their students’ educational experiences. Selected projects funded by our program give students a greater insight into the essential STEM subjects in fun and exciting ways.”