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WGEC Receives EQT STEM Grant
Don Painter
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The EdVenture Group, Inc. Receives EQT Foundation Grant to bring EQT STEM Days Program to two Greene County Schools

Morgantown, West Virginia – The EdVenture Group, Inc. received a recent grant from the EQT Foundation to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to two rural Pennsylvania schools. The program, EQT STEM Days, will expose students in grades 3-6 to hands on activities in coding, robotics, makerspaces, and STEM careers of the future. Approximately 300 students from West Greene Elementary Center and Bobtown Elementary School will participate. Workshops will be held in September 2019.

 "The EdVenture Group is excited to work with both West Greene Elementary Center and Bobtown Elementary to provide engaging STEM opportunities for students and teachers,” said Dr. Lydotta Taylor, President, The EdVenture Group, Inc. “We appreciate the funding provided by EQT and believe that projects like this create excitement and enthusiasm for STEM in a child’s life and the classroom.”

 Under the direction of Amber Ravenscroft, Manager of Innovation, The EdVenture Group will facilitate all aspects of the project at both elementary schools. EQT STEM Days are designed to introduce students and teachers to a variety of engaging STEM activities that can be implemented within the classroom. By creating hands-on STEM stations where both students and teachers can interact with new technologies and identify their links to the future of work, the program is designed to foster new mindsets in rural areas.

 The EdVenture Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to driving innovation into education environments nationwide. Founded by a classroom teacher in 2001, the organization recognizes the challenge classroom teachers, administrators, and school districts face when balancing testing and engaging the latest educational trends. The EdVenture Group provides innovative, customer-specific professional development to classroom teachers and hands-on learning experiences to students to ensure schools receive the necessary support to prepare the next generation of thinkers and creators. The EdVenture Group operates a variety of programs each year ranging from teacher training to youth initiatives to community workshops. Since 2001, they have delivered over 8,000 workshops and impacted over 25,000 students. For more information on the program, contact Amber Ravenscroft at aravenscroft@edvgroup.org.