Button Gwinnett Elementary was informed recently that they will receive a $25,000 grant from the Howmet Aerospace Foundation to fund STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives at the school.
Howmet Aerospace Inc., is an American aerospace company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The company manufactures components for jet engines, fasteners and titanium structures for aerospace applications, and forged aluminum wheels for heavy trucks.
The Howmet plant in Midway, which employs over 300, produces titanium and nickel-alloy forgings for aircraft engines.
The Howmet Aerospace Foundation invests in STEM education with an emphasis on increased access to STEM fields for underrepresented individuals. STEMulating Approaches to Learning is an initiative at Button Gwinnett which will provide students with a variety of opportunities to engage in enriching, integrated STEM activities and lessons.
By providing professional development to enhance teachers’ level of knowledge in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math, students will benefit from learning in a way that can be applied to all subjects.
“Currently, students lack the critical thinking skills needed to understand, investigate, create, and problem solve.
The goal of this initiative is to increase STEM literacy so that students can learn the mathematical and scientific concepts and processes needed to help them make the right decisions in developing solutions to problems impacting their school, community, and lives.
We are grateful to Howmet for giving back to the community by investing in our youngest and brightest minds,” said Delores Crawford, Principal.