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Hermansen School in Romeoville wins 'student potential' grant

11/11/2015, 5:05 p.m.
Grants were awarded to only a dozen schools in Illinois and will be used to focus on engaging students in ...
Hermansen Elementary School in Romeoville

Hermansen Elementary School in Romeoville is one of only a dozen or so elementary schools throughout the state that have received a grant to participate in the Energizing Student Potential program.

Sponsored by The Exelon Foundation, ComEd, BP, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, the program combines a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus with a focus on energy utilizing unique and engaging methods in both the classroom and the community.

Hermansen will receive:

  • A $750 grant to support a STEM Challenge project
  • $3,000 of hands-on kits and curriculum
  • An Energizing Student Potential Energy Fair Kit to host an Energy Fair and Carnival at the school
  • Access to Educational Energy Audits, field trips and classroom visits

Hermansen 5th grade teacher Tim Fogt attended a two-day training session at the Museum of Science and Industry during the last week of October.

The program will be rolled out in the near future.