Benton-Carroll-Salem wins Ohio STEM classroom grant

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        Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools will be awarded $5,000 to expand STEM learning projects through Ohio STEM Learning Network Classroom Grant Program, funded by Battelle. The school’s grant is one of 233 issued this fall to create sustainable, STEM learning projects.
        The project, titled “eSports and Content Creation,” was formed by Adam Painter, Oak Harbor High School teacher. The project will be used for content creation, podcasting, vlogging, video creation, and esports competitions with professional level equipment and programs. OHHS plans to purchase five high end computers, microphones, cameras, and lighting with this grant funding.   
        In total, 161 public schools join Benton-Carroll-Salem in winning the award. The program reached students in one of every seven school districts (130) across 60 Ohio counties.
        “Every student should have access to the kind of quality STEM education that drives opportunity for families and leads to new jobs in their local communities” said Kelly Gaier Evans, director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. “This program connects champions of STEM in local communities to a broad and deep network of STEM schools, STEM resources, and peer-educators.”
        The grant program fosters the growth of the Ohio STEM Learning Network as a public-private partnership between Battelle and the State of Ohio. Ensuring all students develop the skills to be successful in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is Battelle’s top philanthropic priority.
        “Battelle is proud to invest in expanding the reach of the Ohio STEM Learning Network, the state’s primary vehicle for advancing STEM across Ohio,” said Wes Hall, Vice President of Philanthropy & Education. “These grants empower educators in all corners of the state to shape the next generation of solvers.”
        Awarded classrooms will receive grants of as much as $5,000.
        Educators interested in future awards for the program or other supports for STEM education from the Ohio STEM Learning Network can sign up at A complete list of awarded schools is available at
        About the Ohio STEM Learning Network
        The Ohio STEM Learning Network is committed to helping the State of Ohio inspire and train the next generation of innovative leaders. The network operates as a public-private partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle.
        About Battelle
        At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information,


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