Carney-Nadeau Public School will receive a $2,500 grant from the SET SEG Foundation in partnership with the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) at a March 18 board meeting at 5 pm. The 2020 Education Excellence award is for their program, First Robotics.
Launched in the fall of 2015, the First Robotics after-school program encourages and prepares students for careers in the fields of engineering and/or technology. The primary goal of the program has been to expose students to learning and leadership opportunities through teamwork and academic-based competitions. The staff encourage students to get excited about physics, mathematics, computer-aided design in the same way sports programs create excitement. Lessons come alive through real-world applications that are practical and fun.
“It’s an honor for us to recognize Carney-Nadeau Public School and their educators, and to help support and advance their efforts,” said Lisa Truscott, SET SEG Foundation Executive Director. “Dedicated, passionate teachers and staff in public schools are what help provide opportunities to learn, grow and build brighter, stronger futures for students in our communities and state.”
The Education Excellence Awards are produced through a partnership between the SET SEG Foundation and MASB. In 2020, the SET SEG Foundation awarded $2,500 grants to 10 extraordinary Michigan public school programs. Education Excellence Award recipients receive a $2,500 check, an “Education Excellence Winner” road sign, and trophy.
The SET SEG Foundation is a branch of SET SEG and is fueled by its mission to enable students to pursue enrichment opportunities that advance learning, leadership and civic responsibility by providing services, scholarships, grants and financial support directly to Michigan public schools and Michigan public school students. For more information about the SET SEG Foundation, visit www.setseg.org/foundation.