New Ellenton elementary school gets $5,000 grant toward STEM lab
NEW ELLENTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The company that runs the Savannah River National Laboratory is giving a New Ellenton school $5,000 to create a science, technology, engineering and math lab.
Battelle Savannah River Alliance made the grant available to Greendale Elementary as it pursues permission to become an experiential STEM and arts magnet school.
The school’s goal is to develop problem-solving skills and critical-thinking mindsets in its students.
Students in each grade level would visit the lab.
Greendale has about 300 students, about 80% of whom come from families with incomes below the poverty level.
In June 2021, Savannah River National Laboratory transitioned to management and operations under Battelle Savannah River Alliance a not-for-profit limited liability company. The company leadership includes Battelle Memorial Institute, Clemson University, University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
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