NDIA Gulf Coast ACCELerator Grants

ACCELerator Grants Awarded to 22 Okaloosa Teachers

The focus of the NDIA ACCELerator STEM Grant program is to foster enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in our local school children. The program seeks to accomplish this by offering grants of up to $1000 to local school teachers and tax-exempt/non-profit organizations who successfully propose projects or programs which demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching and encouraging an interest in STEM. The project summaries received from educators indicate that ACCELerator grants are significantly helping to promote interest and passion in STEEM within our local school systems. Over the past thirteen years of the program, over $532,000 for a total of 562 projects have been awarded.

Grant Recipient School Project
Laurie Allen Shoal River MS Robotics Team
Kelly Axt Silver Sands School Growth House Equipment
Amy Bowden Baker School Force and Motion Teaching Equipment
Neely Calhoun Meigs MS Sea Perch
Michelle Clarke Ruckel MS Educreations/Neirdod
Charles Cook Bruner MS Drones
Michael Hay Choctaw HS Graphing Calculators
Andrea (Calhoon) Henderson Meigs MS STEM in the Gym
Richard Hernandez Niceville HS Research Trip
Ronette Johnson Ruckel MS Math Supplies
Stephanie Lacorte Lewis School  iPAD/Proloq
Shelly Langshaw Okaloosa STEMM Testing Like a Professional
Stephanie Leavins Plew ES STEM Kis Science
Lindsey Lynch Lewis ES Music Teaching Kit
Kathy Morris Davidson MS Buy Artistic Supplies
Michelle Mueller FWBHS Equipment for Bio Med Labs
Jami Nespol Plew ES iPads
Sharleen Nunecz Ruckel MS Robots
Jacqueline Sheffield FWBHS iPads
Michelle Stockon Davidson MS Second Nature Life Science
Susie Watson Ruckel MS Educreations
Pam Willard Edge ES Science Reading Books

Congratulations to all of our award winners!