Enid News & Eagle
NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun, on Monday provided 1,500 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) kits to 10 high schools in the state, including seven in Northwest Oklahoma.
The company invested approximately $26,000 to provide the 1,500 STEM education kits to Enid, Chisholm, Kremlin-Hillsdale, Alva, Aline-Cleo, Timberlake, Cimarron, Balko, Rush Springs and Bray-Doyle high schools.
Representatives delivered the STEM education kits to the schools, just as many area schools are grappling with distance learning during the global COVID-19 pandemic. For that reason, the STEM kit donation provides an individual packet of materials that each science or math student may complete independently in the traditional classroom setting or via virtual instruction.
“As a corporate partner in the communities we serve, NextEra Energy Resources also invests in the future career success of students attending schools in our project areas,” said Dion Watson, project developer for NextEra Energy Resources. “This is an unprecedented time and we want to support teachers by providing new tools to assist with the ever-changing dynamics of the classroom due to COVID.”