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UT Martin Awarded Grant

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

The University of Tennessee at Martin has received a large grant from the federal government.

The $200,000 "Race to the Top" grant was awarded to the university for its STEM Professional Development Program.

The purpose of the STEM program is t provide high quality researched-based professional development to K-12 teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The grant allows 10 science and math teachers from grades 5 through 9 from Dickson, Henderson, and Jackson-Madison County School systems will participate in a week-long summer academy at UT Martin.

The academy will be offered this summer and the summer of 2013.

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