In the news:
Sam Rayburn science program awarded $10,000 BP grant
Another science program in the Pasadena
Independent School District will get another boost though the
British Petroleum's BP A+ for Energy grants program.
The Sam Rayburn High School science
department was award a BP grant for $10,000, for its "Project
Helios" initiative. According to Sam Rayburn physics teacher
Grace Blasingame, the
interdisciplinary project will involve the implementation of
solar panels to supplement current energy usage for a classroom
or area on campus.
physics, engineering design, environmental systems, and AP
environmental science classes will be actively involved in this
project along with other classes.
This is the third year in a row that BP has
awarded a $10,000 grant to a Pasadena ISD School. In past years,
Rick Schneider Middle School, Dobie High School and Pasadena
Memorial High School were each awarded $10,000 BP A+ for Energy.
In addition to their energy education
grant, the schools will receive a scholarship to attend an
all-expense paid three day Energy Education Training Conference,
energy education materials for their classroom, and an A+ for
Energy award and banner to display at their school.
"When organizations such as BP work with us
to provide our students with a high quality education, it lets
our students know their community cares," said Pasadena ISD
Superintendent Dr. Kirk Lewis.