East Side receives Educational Technology Grant to support STEAM


       Sharon Clark, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) program teacher at East Side Intermediate School, continues to bring new opportunities to her students. This week it was announced she was awarded a $500 Educational Technology Grant from Eduporium. Eduporium is a fast-moving Educational Technology start-up on a mission to enhance the meaningful use of STEM technology in education.

            The Eduporium announcement stated, “After working with a Manufacturing and Engineering externship program and learning a lot about solar energy and its benefits, Sharon was inspired to build a curriculum dedicated to solar and renewable energy! Now, she’s committed to empowering her students to create an entire ‘solar city; that they will display for their community during National Engineer’s Week this coming February. We are thrilled to support Sharon’s innovative and high impact project and help her accomplish her goal!

            Sharon works with over 400 students in her STEAM classes and was committed to find a way to incorporate solar technology into her instruction. To enhance their projects, we will be providing Sharon with Snap Circuits kits, Thames and Kosmos kits, and a Horizon Renewable Science Kit and can’t wait to see how she and her students use them!”

            Eduporium’s monthly grant program awards one $500 grant to a deserving school or teacher, helping educators build 21st century learning environments and equipping students with the skills they need for the future.