Defense institute announces $50,000 grant for teachers

Grant to help all teachers promote STEM education in the classrooms

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - To promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) in Maryland, officials have come up with a way for students to have more access to it.

The Battelle National Bio Defense Institute (BNBI) recently announced a $50,000 grant that will allow all FCPS teachers to to incorporate STEM into their classrooms.the grant calls for FCPS teachers to submit their best ideas in STEM education in order to receive funding.

"A lot of times STEM education -- people think of it as just our science teachers, our career and technology teachers -- this is going to provide opportunities for all teachers, pre-k - 12,” said FCPS STEM Coordinator, Kim Day.

"Forever, Fort Detrick has been home to Bio Defense in the United States of America. What we've done since -- we've been here since 2006 -- is really reach out to our public schools,” said BNBI Communications Director, Brian Gaudet.

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