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Kingsville teacher awarded 1 of 24 STEM research grants given in nation

Posted: 5:02 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 18:31:54-04

A Kingsville science teacher is one of 24 teachers across the country awarded a STEM research Grant.

Anthony Duncan a science teacher at Gillett Intermediate in Kingsville received a $2,000 grant from the Society for Science and the Public.

He hopes to encourage his students to a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

“It’s a growing field; it’s going to be extremely important in the future,” says science teacher Anthony Duncan.

Duncan, who spent a decade working as an environmental geologist, will use the funds to purchase water and soil testing kits.

He plans to take students out in the field for some hands-on learning of their own.

There, they will get samples of groundwater, soil and bring them back to the classroom to determine what’s in the soil.

“Most are interested in science, if they can find what area of science they like, they might go on to work in the STEM fields,” says Duncan. “It’s not something that they need to have a really high power degree to do, they can go into in areas where they can be technicians, even in some cases a bachelor’s degree will do.”