AIKEN, S.C. (February 28, 2018) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) awarded educational grants to Aiken County elementary school teachers, helping to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum in their classrooms.
Teachers in three Aiken County elementary schools applied and won SRR Students/Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) grants to provide funding for innovative approaches to teaching STEM areas.
Overall, SRR, the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS), awarded elementary school teachers with STAR grants to teachers in Aiken, Edgefield, Columbia, and Richmond counties.
SRR executive staff awarded the STAR grants to the winning teachers at a reception, who were joined by their principals and superintendents.
Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said giving back to teachers is a priority for the Company.
“We want to partner with teachers who frequently give extra time and resources, often their own, to provide their students with opportunities that go above the standard curriculum,” Foster said. “Awarding these grants is our way of investing into a student’s STEM-related learning in the classroom and getting them excited about the possibility of future career in a STEM field.”
A team of SRR employees reviewed the grant proposals submitted this year and selected the
best entries to receive the grants. SRR has provided more than $67,000 in grants since the Company began awarding grants in 2010.
The 2018 SRR STAR grant winners in Aiken County are:
• Christi McWaters, East Aiken School of the Arts, Aiken, S.C.
• Julie McClain, Redcliffe Elementary School, Aiken, S.C.
• Lisa Spears, Hammond Hill Elementary School, North Augusta, S.C.
SRS is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.