Last Updated on April 26, 2022 – 7:57 PM CDT

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AMARILLO, TX – Dumas Intermediate is among five schools in the Texas Panhandle that will soon advance their educational efforts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with grants from Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), the managing and operating contractor for Pantex.

This month, CNS awarded five $1,000 grants for STEM activities in the classroom. Through these STEM grants, the company says it is helping develop Pantex’s future workforce. Grants were awarded to the following schools and projects:

  • Dumas Intermediate, for conduction, coding, and creating activities;
  • Highland Park Elementary, hovercrafts;
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, STEAM (science, technology, art, and math) Lab;
  • Rogers Elementary, coding; and
  • White Deer Elementary, snap circuit kits.

CNS announced the grant opportunities in recognition of Engineers Week in February. A total of 15 submissions were evaluated in March by a panel of volunteer engineers at Pantex. The group carefully reviewed all the applications and narrowed the impressive list down in order to recommend the five winners.

“Having an opportunity to offer these grants to our local educators was a great way to help encourage STEM education in our future workforce,” said Darla Fish, Community and Educational Outreach coordinator at Pantex.