For the third year in a row, Georgia Power is helping Clayton State University Wi2STEM students travel to make their research presentations.
Wi2STEM is a Clayton State University organization created to increase knowledge of, and greater interest in, the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. It is also a means of building a network of resources for women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines and a means of communication for women having an interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors. Georgia Power recently gave Wi2STEM a $2500 travel grant.
During this past year, Clayton State Wi2STEM students presented the results of their research at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) of the Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society in New Orleans, and the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Anaheim, Cal. The students were able to present their research due to the previous Wi2STEM travel grant from the Metro South Region Georgia Power Office.
All of the WI2STEM members receiving travel grant money humbly appreciate the opportunity that has been handed to them by Georgia Power, says WI2STEM advisor and Clayton State Professor Mary Hudachek-Buswell.
“This is a chance for them to learn more about their fields they plan to enter as well as provide them with an experience that would normally be out of reach,” she adds. “They want Georgia Power to know they will be good stewards in their disciplines as a result of their travels.”