Sussex Academy biology teacher Jennifer Couch was recently awarded a grant from the Delaware BioScience Association.
The grant, in the amount of $847, will fund the purchase of materials needed for a microbial fuel cell project for her 10th-grade biology class.
The project is a six-step process that includes summer field work, a research paper, lab work, data analysis and a final notebook and presentation.
The Delaware BioScience Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, privately funded, membership-based organization. Along with creating networking opportunities and advocating for public policy initiatives that encourage innovation within the industry, they also aim to advance Delaware’s STEM education progress.
Sussex Academy is a public charter, tuition-free, school centrally located in Georgetown. Serving grades 6-12, the school practices a project-based learning approach and all grade 11 and 12 students participate in the International Baccalaureate program.
Jessica Bies , The News JournalPublished 5:36 p.m. ET March 27, 2017 | Updated 9:50 a.m. ET March 28, 2017