Doosan Portable Power Awards a Total of $20,000 to Three Iredell-Statesville Schools for STEM Education


Doosan Portable Power has continued its support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related education and research by recently awarding a total of $20,000 to three Iredell-Statesville Schools.

Teachers who focus on STEM studies submitted applications to receive part of the $20,000. Funds were ultimately given to each of the three schools: Brawley Middle School, Career Academy & Technical School, and West Iredell Middle School.

Molly Zimmer from Brawley Middle School received $3,400 for a hydroponics farming project; Michael Bowman from Career Academy and Technical School received $8,300 to purchase a collision repair spray simulator; and Olivia Atchley from West Iredell Middle School received $8,300 to purchase robotics kits and materials.

The grants will be designed to improve, advance and enrich student learning. This one-time grant will help students apply STEM concepts they are learning in school to solve problems, using some of the same technologies and tools utilized in the workplace.

“Our goal is to help grow and support students’ STEM-related aspirations,” said Kevin Smith, site operations manager at Doosan Portable Power. “Investing in STEM education through grants is one way we can do this. Students are the key to our future, and we want to continue to invest in students who are interested in careers in engineering, computer science and other related, technical fields.”