We are excited to announce the 2019 CoServ STEM Grant recipient. The CoServ STEM Grant was awarded to Lake Dallas Middle School on May 9, 2019. The funds were made available through the CoServ Charitable Foundation. The focus of the grant is to be awarded to teachers with a project focus on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Awarded in the amount of $4,000, the CoServ STEM Grant is titled “Hometown Globalization.” Charlie Lockey, Tyler Hardin, and Olivia Stalnaker serve as grant directors.
Lake Dallas Middle School chose to focus on building a greenhouse facility in research partnerships with TAMU AgriLife. By constructing the greenhouse students at Lake Dallas Middle School will be able to develop a global understanding of the research and logistics in our food suppliers as well as impact research in future space travel. This project will meet the research abilities for all Lake Dallas Middle School students.
In partnership with TAMU AgriLife the 8th grade advanced science students will travel to their research facility to learn about plant genetics and growing plants in zero-gravity. In addition, 8th grade students who have already taken the Lake Dallas Middle School AgriLife class will have an opportunity to earn high school credit by taking the Principles in Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition course.
We are thrilled to be able to support such an enriching and hands-on project at Lake Dallas Middle School. We know their students will deeply benefit from this exciting greenhouse experience. We are thankful to be able to do our part while continuing to fund grants and scholarships for many others Lake Dallas Independent School District students and teachers.
Formed in 2000, the Lake Cities Education Foundation was created to assist the students and teachers of the Lake Dallas Independent School District through the awarding of innovative teaching grants and scholarships to graduating seniors of Lake Dallas High School.