HHS receives TVA/BUD STEM grant

The Tennessee Valley Authority, in partnership with Brownsville Utilities Department and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization), recently awarded Haywood High School $3,500 for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education project.

The grant award is a part of $800,000 in competitive STEM grants awarded to nearly 200 schools across TVA’s seven-state service territory. Across the valley, educators submitted projects, large and small, to further their STEM education initiatives in the classroom.

Under the direction of Rachel Savage, HHS computer science instructor, the funds will be used to bolster one of the school’s newest classes, mobile app development. Currently using a free version of the curriculum, CodeHS, HHS will now be able to purchase the full, professional version, allowing students the complete experience as well providing professional development opportunities for Savage. “We are so very excited to be able to purchase the CodeHS curriculum to further expand our computer science program for our students,” shared Savage.