For the fourth year in a row, the Dream Builders Educational Foundation and the Mid-Columbia STEM Network have teamed up to provide “STEM Like Me!” grants to a group of well-deserving Pasco teachers. This year, the foundation awarded four grants to Pasco teachers, totaling more than $3,900. The grants will help to cover the costs for educational projects in the teachers’ classrooms.
Chiawana High School teacher Melanie Bachart was awarded $997 for a STEM Bioethics project in her classroom. Fellow Chiawana HS teacher Felicia Jones was awarded $980 to help with the purchase of 3-D printers for her students to use in her classroom.
McLoughlin Middle School teacher Brandon Hoeft was awarded $1,000 for an Intro to Aviation and RC Flying project that he’s planning for his students.
Curie STEM Elementary teacher Sarah Winakur was awarded $939 for a LEGO education project that she is planning for her students.