The Duke Energy Foundation continues to support our classrooms by donating $40,000 to be used solely for improving STEM education;
Science Technology, Engineering and Math
. The Grants for Great Ideas program distributes most of these funds and targets recipients who may not otherwise be exposed to STEM opportunities.
Carol Unterriner, Milwee Middle School teacher and grant recipient, encourages girls to engage in STEM by facilitating the Girls Engineering Breakfast Club. Each meeting had over 50 girls in attendance last year. They participated in STEM activities and heard from
female leaders in STEM careers
who shared their experiences.