BR Magnet High Chemistry Teacher Receives Grant for Classroom Experiments
- February 2, 2012
Sangita Mathur, a Baton Rouge Magnet High School teacher, is one of 86 receipients from across the United States awarded an American Chemical Society (ACS)-Hach High School Chemistry Gant this month. The grant program is designed to provide financial support to U.S. chemistry teachers for projects that transform classroom learning, foster student development and reveal the wonders of chemistry. Mathur plans to use the funds from her $1,100 award to purchase chemistry supplies for hand-on experiments in rate reaction, freezing point depression and electrochemistry.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. ACS publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. The nonprofit organization also gives more than $22 million every year in grants for basic research in petroleum and related fields.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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