2017 Star Grant Information

Savannah River Remediation has a history of supporting education. A technology-based company, it is our goal to take an active role in the development of our future engineers, mathematicians and scientists.

The "Students, Teachers Achieving Results" (STAR) Grants are designed to recognize and support excellence in teaching by providing grant awards of up to $1,000 to enhance elementary school science and mathematics programs. These grants are being offered for schools to purchase STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) kits, refurbishment of kits already used by schools or to purchase new kits or tools to support your teaching in STEM areas.

Please click here for the 2017 Star Grant instructions and application. Applications MUST be received by SRR by 5 p.m., March 2, 2017.

2016 Aiken County Winners:

Mossy Creek Elementary School Mossy Creek Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Chief Financial Officer Sandra Fairchild (right) recently surprised Amy Edwards and Theresa Spieker, fourth and fifth grade math and science elementary teachers at Mossy Creek Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in their classrooms. Edwards and Spieker were awarded a grant to purchase kits in which students will gain experience in environmental engineering and in aerospace engineering. Pictured, from left, are Principal Stephanie Hammond, Spieker, Edwards, and Fairchild.


Hammond Hill Elementary SchoolHammond Hill Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Chief Financial Officer Sandra Fairchild (left) recently surprised Sarah Emerling, second through fifth grade teacher at Hammond Hill Elementary, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. Emerling’s grant will help purchase a kit where students can design, write, and implement algorithms to control a robot and teach it tricks.


Byrd Elementary School Byrd Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Chief Financial Officer Sandra Fairchild (right) recently surprised Tonya Sawyer Gordon, third grade teacher at Byrd Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) curriculum in her classroom. Gordon’s grant will help purchase various STEAM kits where students can use hands-on manipulatives.

Redcliffe Elementary School Redcliffe Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Chief Financial Officer Sandra Fairchild (right) recently surprised Kathleen Langston, third through fifth grade gifted and talented teacher at Redcliffe Elementary and Robotics Coach, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in the school’s robotics lab. Langston’s grant will help purchase a LEGO® WeDo System that allows students to design and program real robots.

East Aiken School of the Arts East Aiken School of the Arts

Savannah River Remediation Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications Amy Joslin (left) recently surprised Christi McWaters, first grade teacher at East Aiken School of the Arts, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. McWaters grant will help purchase a LEGO® StoryStarter Core Kit where students will construct structures that can be used to solve specific math story problems.

East Aiken School of the Arts East Aiken School of the Arts

Savannah River Remediation Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications Amy Joslin (right) recently surprised Susan Gerstenberger, fourth grade teacher at East Aiken School of the Arts, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. Gerstenberger’s grant will help purchase a LEGO® StoryStarter Core Kit where students will construct structures that can be used to solve specific math story problems.

2016 Barnwell County Winner:

Barnwell Elementary SchoolBarnwell Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Public Affairs Specialist Dean Campbell (right) recently surprised Melissa Easterling, a sixth grade teacher at Barnwell Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. Easterling’s grant will help purchase a biology curriculum kit, which will be put to good use in the school’s new greenhouse.

2016 Columbia County Winners:

Martinez Elementary School Martinez Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Deputy Project Manager and Chief Operating Officer Mark Schmitz (left) recently surprised Mary Beth Fletcher, third through fifth STEM elementary teacher at Martinez Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in their classrooms. Fletcher was awarded a grant to purchase kits that will help students learn about different types of simple machines and how they work. Pictured, from left, are Schmitz, Fletcher, and Stephanie Winter, Martinez Elementary Assistant Principal.

Brookwood Elementary School Brookwood Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Deputy Project Manager and Chief Operating Officer Mark Schmitz (center) recently surprised Bonnie Iarocci (right), second through fifth grade STEM lab teacher at Brookwood Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. Iarocci’s grant will help purchase Brock Magiscopes to use in the school’s STEM lab, which will help students investigate topics in the physical and biological sciences.

North Columbia Elementary SchoolNorth Columbia Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Public Affairs Lead Dean Campbell (right) recently surprised Amy Williamson, third through fifth grade math and science teacher at North Columbia Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. Williamson’s grant will help purchase various STEM kits where students can use hands-on manipulatives.

2016 Richmond County Winners:

McBean Elementary SchoolMcBean Elementary School

Savannah River Remediation Public Affairs Lead Dean Campbell (left) recently surprised Jennifer Oliver, second grade teacher at McBean Elementary School, with an educational grant to advance STEM curriculum in her classroom. Oliver’s grant will help purchase incubators for students to hatch and raise chickens and then later establish homes for the chickens with local farmers and 4-H clubs.


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