Westinghouse's Brighter Future grant recipients announced

Submitted by Westinghouse N-Vision program
2007-12-10 21:28:13

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the 2007-2008 winners of its N-Visioning a Brighter Future http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/Community/n-vision_program.shtm grant program, which awards funding to middle and high schools for creative, hands- on projects. Administered by the company's speakers bureau, N-Vision, the grant program is designed to encourage both teachers and students to develop projects based on energy, math, science, or technology. The competition is open to all middle and high schools where Westinghouse has a presence. Five schools are awarded $1,000 each to carry out their proposed projects. Winners of the 2007-2008 grants are:

* Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, CT: An 11th grade chemistry project, "Nuclear Medicine," will help students develop an understanding of nuclear chemistry through classroom activities, lab work, and interactive simulations.
* McKeesport High School, McKeesport, PA: The "Green with Envy" project will look at two different energy sources that can lower carbon dioxide emissions: nuclear power and solar power.
* Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, Harmony, PA: Students in 10th grade honors chemistry and algebra will participate in the project, "Radioactive Decay: An Interdisciplinary Approach," where they will collect experimental data on radioactive decay.
* Sharpsville Area Middle School, Sharpsville, PA: In the "Heat of Fusion: I'm Melting, I'm Melting" project, students will conduct an experiment to determine how much heat is needed to melt one gram of ice.
* Yough High School, Herminie, PA: Students will measure radon in the lowest level of their homes as part of the project, "Radiation from the Ground Up!"

For more information about grants to school programs from Westinghouse, see the web page:

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