Brenda Cowan & Leestown chapters receive National PTA grants for STEM
The Brenda Cowan Elementary PTA and the Leestown Middle School PTSA are among 30 chapters across the country to receive the spring 2021 STEM + Families Propelling Our World grant through the National PTA. Huntington Ingalls Industries sponsored the $1,000 awards to connect families with engaging hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities.
The students take home self-paced STEM kits to explore with their families as they learn about related careers. The materials include real-life design challenges such as building a bridge and saving a stranded passenger. The STEM + Families Propelling Our World program aims to foster students’ interest in the skilled trades and consideration to work in those fields.