UCOR to award educational mini-grants

URS-CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR), the Department of Energy’s cleanup manager in Oak Ridge, is accepting proposals from local schools for mini-grants to support educational activities related to science, technology, engineering and math.

Schools in Roane, Anderson, Loudon, Knox and Morgan counties are eligible to submit proposals, UCOR said in a statement. Applications must be received by March 23.

To learn more about the program, check out the contractor’s website or contact Leslie Palmer, UCOR Communications, at (865) 574-9102 or leslie.palmer@ettp.doe.gov.

UCOR President Ken Rueter said in a statement: “These grants help educate the future science and technology-related workforce through creative and innovative school activities. We are excited about once again offering these grants to local schools to provide this extra avenue for learning.”

Depending on the project and needs, grants can range from $500 to $1,000.

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