A $5,000 TVA STEM grant was presented to Saltillo High computer science (CS) teacher Jason Pannell and his students on May 6, 2021.
The grant money was made available to SHS earlier this year, in which time Mr. Pannell and his students have been working on e-textiles projects. "Electronic textiles are part of electronic components that create systems capable of sensing, heating, lighting or transmitting data," said Pannell. "Ultimately, e-textiles will have an important role to play in the fields of medicine, safety and protection." Students have spent the semester designing, constructing and coding e-textile kits and showed their finished products during a special presentation.
The competitive grant awarded to Saltillo High is part of $800,000 in grants to educators in public schools to develop science, technology, engineering and math education projects all across the Tennessee Valley.
Thanks to representatives of TVA, Congressman Trent Kelly's office and Tombigbee Electric Power Association for attending the presentation.
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