DTE Energy Kicks Off Science Mini Grants for K-12 Educators


DTE Energy recently kicked off its 2009 Energy & Our World Mini Grants for Educators program. The program offers small grants, typically up to $250, to help individual K-12 educators fund science programs that they otherwise couldn't afford.

"These grants provide teachers with funding for special science projects that school budgets typically cannot afford," said Carol Moore of DTE Energy Education and Community Relations in a statement released last week. "Last year the program awarded grants to 142 teachers for really wonderful projects that helped students better understand energy and the energy industry."

According to DTE Energy, "This year the DTE Energy Foundation is especially interested in funding projects that teach students about power generation, energy distribution, renewable energy technologies, environmental issues and energy conservation." The company said awards typically range from $50 to $250, though funding does sometimes go higher.

The grants program is open now to all K-12 educators within DTE Energy's service territory. The application period ends Nov. 21, and grants will be awarded within the first three months of 2009. Further information, including a grant application, can be found here.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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