Entergy Mississippi donates $5,000 to Saturday Science Academy

Alcorn State University’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs received a grant that would allow them to provide more resources for its students.

Entergy Mississippi presented Alcorn’s Saturday Science Academy with a $5,000 check Monday, July 18. The grant will be used to participate in enrichment activities that would expose the students to what’s new in the STEM field. It will also be used to buy different material for the students to use while participating in learning activities.

Director of Saturday Science Academy Mary Trimble looks forward to using the grant to better prepare her students for a potential STEM education and career.

“I am really elated to receive this grant because with this grant, we will be able to do more with our students such as taking them on educational field trips and supplying them with more laboratory supplies,” said Trimble.

Alcorn’s Saturday Science Academy program directly addresses the disparity in the number of African-Americans achieving successful careers in STEM disciplines. Saturday Science Academy serves more than 100 students primarily from the Claiborne and Jefferson county school districts.

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