Austin ISD announced that four Lanier High School math teachers received a check this summer for nearly $20,000, which will allow them to further their education in support of algebra II, calculus and geometry classes.
Andrea Bowen, Kirsten Cole, David Preston and Nathan Woodward said they applied for the 3M grant because they wanted to ensure their students are prepared for college math classes. The teachers said they are interested in learning better ways to teach real-world math foundations. In addition, Austin ISD’s Career and Technical Education Department was awarded a $97,450 3M Foundation grant that will go toward equipment to enhance Project Lead the Way, a STEM and pre-engineering program.
“We are so thankful to 3M for their generous support at Lanier High School and its support of district STEM programming,” said Chief Academic Officer Pauline Dow. “Their contributions will allow us to bring Project Lead the Way pre-engineering programs and equipment to Title I middle and high schools.”