• October 7, 2013
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Schools, teachers and nonprofits receive grants to support a variety of STEM-related student projects

The classy and picturesque Presqu’ile Winery in south Santa Maria served as the venue for Monday night’s annual grant awards ceremony for the Energy Partners Fund.

Public schools, teachers and nonprofit organizations received grant checks to help fund a variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) projects from students in kindergarten through high school, from Carpinteria to Guadalupe.

Energy companies such as Exxon MobilSanta Maria EnergyFreeport-McMoRan,Venoco Inc. and 23 other partners contributed more than $500,000 to the Energy Partners Fund, which has helped  engage more than 38,000 students per year in innovative, hands-on learning in the STEM fields.

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