02.07.2003 ScienceSouth $100.000 grant

Clyburn Earmarks $100,000 for ScienceSouth Outreach Program

(Washington, DC) – ScienceSouth has received nearly $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Education through an earmark secured by Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn for the FY 2003-2004 agency appropriation.  The $99,350 grant to the Florence-based science center will be used for science education programming, a traveling exhibit and outreach activities.

The grant will fund ScienceSouth’s program to improve the effectiveness of kindergarten to eighth grade math and science teachers.  This outreach program will provide exciting and effective content enrichment and will feature high-quality mathematics, science and technology programs based on National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) educational resources and Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (Globe) Program.  The goal of the SouthScience outreach program is to improve the persistent problem of low levels of science and math proficiency in the region.

“This innovative program will enable teachers to use creative techniques to get students interested in learning about math and science,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I commend ScienceSouth for their educational outreach initiatives that will help Pee Dee area students reach their potential in this technology-driven era, and I fully support their efforts.”

The one-year earmark is being administered through the Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Education.


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