April 18, 2017
Williston, S.C. - A surprise visit from Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees provided Tammy Briggs, a third grade math and science teacher at Kelly Edwards Elementary School, an educational grant to advance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum in her classroom.
Briggs applied for and was awarded a Students/Teacher Achieving Results (STAR) grant to help purchase technology STEM labs made of career scenarios that will allow students to experience what it is like to be scientists and engineers.
Briggs was surprised by the SRR Chief of Staff Larry Ling, alongside some of her students, in the school’s front office. Ling presented Briggs with the grant check, balloons, and a small gift.
“Awarding elementary school grants is one of the ways SRR shows appreciation to school teachers in the community,” Ling said. “We want to help teachers excite students about math and science with these grants and make STEM-related concepts more hands-on in the classroom.”
SRR, the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS), awarded elementary school teachers with Students/Teachers Achieving Results (STAR) grants to provide funding for innovative approaches to teaching STEM curriculum.
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 $57,000 in grants since the company began awarding grants in 2010.
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 Technical Services.