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Southwestern Energy and CFOV Award STEM Grants

Several area classrooms will soon feature enhanced STEM-based learning materials, opportunities and experiences thanks to Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV).

The grant opportunity demonstrates SWN’s ongoing commitment to STEM education and supports the energy company’s desire to be an active corporate citizen while enhancing elements of the educational process.  Area teachers submitted proposals as part of the competitive application cycle.  By partnering with CFOV, the energy company was able to take a strategic approach to the process.  This year, 19 classrooms representing all grade levels in Ohio and Marshall counties will benefit from these awards which total $8,893.  The grant program, first launched in 2018, has funded projects in 37 classrooms.

“A core pillar of Southwestern Energy’s community outreach program is supporting education and STEM efforts in the areas in which we operate,” said Amy Dobkin, community relations manager, Southwestern Energy. “Our company is committed to supporting educators in their mission to deliver unique and creative experiences for their students, and we are so excited to present 19 grants.”  

Grantees were recognized during a reception held on the Wheeling Campus of WVNCC.

“Collaborating with Southwestern Energy to provide such a meaningful and relevant opportunity for area educators and students is a wonderful example of community philanthropy that ties principles to practice,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.

Grant Recipients:

Cameron High School, grades 6-12 STEM club for students with special needs  $       500.00
Center McMechen Elementary, grade 3 Electronic Snap Circuit Jr. boards  $       500.00
Central Elementary, grades 3-5 SMART Center visit to Central Elementary  $       500.00
Hilltop Elementary, grade 2 STEM supplies for classroom activities  $       500.00
John Marshall High School, grades 9-12 Interactive peg lightboard  $       443.00
Middle Creek Elementary School, TK – K STEM supplies for activities in three classrooms  $       1190.00
Sherrard Middle School, grades 6-8 Drone project  $       500.00
Sherrard Middle School, grade 7 Tiny House project  $       500.00
Steenrod Elementary School, grades 4-8 Heart Rate monitors  $       490.00
Warwood Middle School, grade 7 Rube Goldberg STE(A)M collaboration  $       500.00
Washington Lands Elementary School, grade 1 Illumination light table and accessories for two classrooms  $       966.00
Washington Lands Elementary School, grade 5 Microscopes for classroom projects  $       428.00
Washington Lands Elementary School, grade 2 Robots and Wonder Workshop activities  $       497.00
West Liberty Elementary School, grades K-5 Carnegie Science Museum visit to West Liberty Elementary  $       500.00
Wheeling Middle School, grades 6-8 3-D printer  $       479.00
Wheeling Park High School, grade 12 Exploring 21st century inventions  $       400.00