Entergy Mississippi donates $20,000 to Alcorn's Saturday STEM program

The partnership between Alcorn State University’s Saturday STEM program and Entergy Mississippi continues to go strong thanks to consistent funding.

Entergy Mississippi presented a $20,000 donation to the program Saturday, Nov. 10. The check was presented by Betina Brandon, who serves as manager of Workforce Development and Diversity at Entergy.

Mary Trimble, director of Saturday STEM, is thankful for their partnership with the company. She described how the added funding will boost the program in the future.

“The grant will be used to extend the number of days students attend classes, increase the amount of funds for hands-on learning experiences, increase the number of stipends, and increase the number of learning experiences in real-world settings,” said Trimble.

Saturday STEM is a community outreach project of the University, providing enrichment in science, technology, engineering, and math to middle school students in Claiborne and Jefferson counties. Saturday STEM is funded through Title III coordinated by Mrs. Coretta Jackson.