COLUMBUS – Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools will be awarded $5,000 to expand STEM learning projects through an Ohio STEM Learning Network Classroom Grant Program. The school’s grant will create sustainable, STEM learning projects.
The project, titled “eSports and Content Creation,” was formed by Oak Harbor High School teacher Adam Painter. The project will be used for content creation, podcasting, vlogging, video creation, and eSports competitions with professional level equipment and programs. OHHS plans to purchase five high end computers, microphones, cameras, and lighting with this grant funding.
In total, 161 Ohio public schools join Benton-Carroll-Salem in winning the award.
“Every student should have access to the kind of quality STEM education that drives opportunity for families and leads to new jobs in their local communities,” said Kelly Gaier Evans, Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. “This program connects champions of STEM in local communities to a broad and deep network of STEM schools, STEM resources, and peer-educators.”
The grant program fosters the growth of the Ohio STEM Learning Network as a public-private partnership between Battelle and the State of Ohio. Ensuring all students develop the skills to be successful in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is Battelle’s top philanthropic priority.
“Battelle is proud to invest in expanding the reach of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, the state’s primary vehicle for advancing STEM across Ohio,” said Wes Hall, Vice President of Philanthropy and Education. “These grants empower educators in all corners of the state to shape the next generation of solvers.”