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All too similar to Fukushima prefecture- Savannah River schools get education funding and resources from nuclear company

SRNS provides funding support for innovative education in Augusta area, Augusta Chronicle  May 6, 2017, By  Thomas Gardiner Staff Writer  “…… The vision of the school’s faculty caught the attention of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, which recently funded the school’s purchase of a new semester-long class called Science and Technology…….

According to a release from SRNS, the management and operations contract company at Savannah River Site, the funding paid for teacher registration, professional development, and the materials and software to make the Science and Technology class a reality.

“Jackson Middle School has purchased the Science and Technology class, funded by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS),” Kishni Neville, STEM Coordinator said in the release. “Using the materials and information provided through this class, our seventh and eighth graders explore principles of applied chemistry, nanotechnology and physics.”

She said the Engineering Design Process, a relatively new academic philosophy at Jackson Middle, is an important element of nearly all their instruction…….

SRNS has thus far donated about $4,000 in support of Jackson Middle School. The organization also donates to other area educational activities through Aiken County’s Public Education partners and its Innovative teaching Mini Grants. The Mini Grants program started in 2009 and has awarded over $500,000 total to teachers in the Augusta area.

The program awards cash grants of $500, $750, and $1,000 to teachers implementing innovative ideas in elementary and middle school math and science curricula. The annual program is open to teachers in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, and Edgefield counties in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia. http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2017-05-06/srns-provides-funding-support-innovative-education-augusta-area

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May 10, 2017 - Posted by | Education, USA

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