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CenturyLink awards local teacher a grant

During the month of May, CenturyLink awarded $124,000 to 27 teachers across Arizona in support of providing supplemental funding to schools and enhancing the innovative use of technology in classrooms. In the Central Phoenix area, BioScience High School Teacher Melanie Engstrom received $4,982 in grant money for a new Thermal Cycler and Adjustable-Volume Pipetters for the school’s laboratory and science department. The school is located at 512 E. Pierce St.

CenturyLink’s Teachers & Technology program provides grants to schools on behalf of PreK-12 teachers to help introduce young people to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, concepts. The winning schools plan to use the funds for items such as iPads, computers, 3D printers and laboratory equipment.

CenturyLink is providing a total of $1.4 million in Teachers & Technology grants for STEM programs nationwide.




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