Miami receives grant to develop renewable energy education for kids


Miami’s Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering program has secured a $15,000 grant from the Ohio EPA to develop renewable energy labs for outreach programs for kindergarten to 12th grade students and college-level courses. The aim is to provide hands-on experiences and foster a deeper understanding of renewable energy sources.

According to a press release, these grants, administered by the Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund, are intended to empower organizations such as environmental groups, schools, businesses and governmental entities to deliver essential environmental education to students statewide. A total of $207,993 was recently awarded to eight organizations across the state.

Other organizations to receive grants include Bowling Green State University, Ohio Energy Project in Franklin County, Midwest BioDiversity Institute in Franklin County (and statewide), Foundation for Ohio River Education in Hamilton County, Antwerp Local Schools in Paulding County, Defiance City Schools in Defiance County and the Village of Plain City Parks and Recreation in Madison County.