FirstEnergy Awards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Grants to Two Teachers in Northwest Ohio

Dec 03, 2015, 16:55 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) grants totaling $2,000 to two northwest Ohio teachers for their STEM-based projects. 

Lisa Dunham, from Eagle Point Elementary School in Rossford, and Brandi Taylor, from the Chase STEM Academy in Toledo, were awarded grants that will help their students to build solar-powered model cars.  This project will allow the students to learn practical lessons in all four STEM disciplines. 

"FirstEnergy has long supported educational activities in communities served by Toledo Edison, particularly those that encourage students to pursue careers in the critical fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said Rich Sweeney, regional president of Toledo Edison, a FirstEnergy utility.  "We are pleased to provide assistance to several STEM projects this year that support our students, schools and educators as they work to help build a strong workforce for the future."  

FirstEnergy offers grants up to $1,000 to individual teachers and administrators at schools served by its electric utility operating companies and in communities where it has facilities.  

Grant recipients are recommended by local educators who make up FirstEnergy's Educational Advisory Council.  As part of the program, recipients must furnish a written summary and evaluation of their projects that can be shared with other educators in FirstEnergy's service area.

Toledo Edison serves more than 300,000 customers in all or parts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood counties northwest Ohio.  Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.  The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp or online at

Editor's Note:  A photo of the check presentation to the Chase STEM Academy is available for download on Flickr.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.