Three New Mexico educators have received funds to help students who need a little extra help.
The Society for Science and the Public awarded $3,000 grants to Melba Acantilado, Creighton Edington and Jennifer Nilvo. The grants are aimed to expand STEM education programs for underserved or low-income students.
The teachers are among 60 recipients from across the country who will mentor students, providing support and guidance as they work through science projects and apply to science competitions.
The Society’s Advocate Grant Program that is now in its fifth year. Over 1,500 students have participated in the program and have competed in about 2,400 science competitions.
Advocates of the Society have worked with over 2,000 students with 90% of those students being low-income. Out of the 60 recipients, 23 of the educators selected are being named for the second or third year.
All three teachers say the extra funds will be a tremendous help