Pantex accepting STEM classroom grant applications
Amarillo Texas— In recognition of Engineers Week during the last week in February, Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) manager and operator of Pantex, is sponsoring $1,000 grants for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classrooms. The goal of the grants that have been designated for grades K–12, is to foster advancement of STEM activities in the classroom and to help develop Pantex’s future workforce.
Public and private school teachers or school administrators in the following Texas Panhandle counties may apply: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler.
Grant application information is available on the Pantex website, and applications will be accepted through Feb. 25, 2022. Educators who are immediate family members of Pantex employees are not eligible to apply for or receive a grant.
Pantex staff will evaluate the grant applications and make recommendations for grant allocations. Once a final decision is made, five grants of $1,000 each will be made payable to the individual school and will be dispersed to the teacher or administrator in accordance with school protocol.
Grants will be awarded in March, and all funds must be spent by June 1, 2022.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. CNS member companies include Bechtel National, Inc.; Leidos, Inc.; ATK Launch Systems, Inc.; and SOC LLC. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.
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