For Immediate Release
Contact: Ashley Hartman
Oak Ridge, Tenn., February 1, 2018 – For the seventh consecutive year, URS | CH2M Oak
Ridge LLC (UCOR) is accepting proposals from area schools for educational mini-grants for
instructional projects related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
UCOR Education Mini-Grants will be awarded directly to teachers and schools for specific
projects. All teachers are welcome to apply, but proposals should focus on STEM. For instance, a
music teacher might apply for a grant for a math-related project within the field of music.
Schools in Roane, Anderson, Loudon, Knox and Morgan counties are eligible to submit
proposals. Interested teachers and administrators should go to the UCOR website
(www.ucor.com) for more information. Applications may be submitted beginning February 1 and
must be received by March 9, 2018 to be considered.
Proposal packages can be obtained from the UCOR website. More than one teacher in a
school may submit proposals. Applications may be made for $500 (for a single classroom), $750
(for a grade or several classes) or $1,000 (for an entire school).
Proposals will be judged on three criteria:
• A project summary that describes the project and expected results.
• The top three learning objectives/curriculum concepts that will be enhanced by the
grant and how results will be measured.
• An explanation as to how the project supports STEM and why it is deserving of the grant.
Grant winners will be selected and notified by April 12. All winners will be invited to attend
a special UCOR-sponsored event recognizing their successful grant application and highlighting
the project featured in their proposals.
For more information about the UCOR Education Mini-Grants program, contact Leslie
Palmer, UCOR Communications, at (865) 574-9102 or email@example.com.
The Mini-Grants are part of UCOR’s community support program which is focused on four
key areas locally: 1) Children’s Advocacy, 2) Education and Workforce Development 3) Health and
Wellness and 4) Conservation. UCOR’s support for education emphasizes Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math (STEM) activities.
UCOR is responsible for cleaning up East Tennessee Technology Park, a former gaseous diffusion
plant that DOE is converting into a private sector industrial park. It also performs cleanup work
at other Oak Ridge Reservation locations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12
Nuclear Security Complex.
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