Academy Receives STEAM Grant

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On August 24 the Academy was thrilled to receive a $7,600 grant from Gateway To Innovation (G2I) as part of their community giveback program. Their annual one-day conference for technology professionals that returns conference proceeds to the community awarded $379,526 to 26 St. Louis area organizations and we are grateful to be among the recipients.

“We are honored to receive an award from Gateway to Innovation,” says Mr. Horner. “The grant will provide for hands-on learning to take place in the new Engineering Club starting in 2024, STEAM projects during science lessons, and the Robotics Club. Thank you to the Gateway to Innovation Conference for supporting our students’ learning!”

Pictured with Mr. Horner and Advancement Director Cindy Johnson are Gateway to Innovation Executive Committee members David Kocs, Eric Gorman, and Christy Barker along with Jill Rausch and Kristin Tucker.

Mr. Kocs is a principal of TDK Technologies and served as a member of the Academy Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Kelly, are parents of Megan Kocs Cissell ’09 and Kerri Kocs ’13. In 2019, the Kocs family funded upgrades to the Academy’s computer lab.

Thanks to G2I, the Academy is excited to receive a grant to further our commitment to growing our STEAM program!