UNCW’s Watson College of Education Receives $75,000 for STEM Program

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The University of North Carolina WilmingtonWatson College of Education has received a $75,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to support MarineQuest’s outreach program, Project TechnOcean.
As a part of the Duke Energy Foundation’s $10 million Water Resources Fund to aid Carolina waterways, this grant will provide local, underprivileged middle school students access to a unique learning experience in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while engaging them in aquatic life.
“UNCW is appreciative of this generous gift and is excited to provide students in our community  a positive learning environment to encourage their interest in science and math,” said Megan Gorham, director of corporate and foundation engagement at UNCW.
TechnOcean’s mission is to provide students a hands-on inquiry-based learning experience that improves awareness of ocean science related environmental issues. The program offers authentic field and lab experiences for students to practice skills associated with marine science research and data collection.