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Tampa Bay Business Journal: Local Tampa Bay education orgs get boost in STEM funding from Duke Energy

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Local Tampa Bay education orgs get boost in STEM funding from Duke Energy

(April 16, 2021) Multiple Tampa Bay education organizations have received grants to boost their STEM programming as part of a statewide effort.

Duke Energy is investing $653,000 across 23 grants to strengthen educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math. The grants will also go toward raising awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

“Building a brighter future begins with providing students with the best education and opportunities for success,” Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president, said in a statement. “These grants are an investment in our communities and will strengthen and support those who are educating our next generation.”

The Duke Energy Foundation has a history of supporting STEM initiatives, which have been emphasized in recent years to build a stronger workforce in the region. In 2018, the company announced it gave more than $1.5 million in grants to boost STEM programs. (Read more)