Administered through the companys speakers bureau, N-Vision, the grant is designed to encourage both teachers and students to think of a creative project based on energy, math, science, or technology in the context of worldwide political, economic and environmental realities.
John Goossen, Director of the Science and Technology Department for Westinghouse, said the grant is consistent with Westinghouses ongoing effort to encourage young people to take a stronger interest in math and science.
The contest is open to all middle and high schools where Westinghouse has a presence.
Five middle or high schools will be awarded $1,000 each to carryout their proposed project. Projects need to involve students directly and incorporate community resources, interdisciplinary or team-teaching principles.
Specific guidelines and an application for the contest can be found on the Westinghouse website at: www.westinghousenuclear.com and under Communities and School Grant. Teachers and schools are encouraged to complete their project proposals and submit them by October 9.