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march 2, 2016
preparing our students for tomorrow

Thousands of students across Arizona are receiving hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education this semester through grants funded by the APS and Phoenix Suns Mini-Grant Program.

For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with the Phoenix Suns to award grants for k-12 teachers in public and charter schools located in our service territory. The funds support innovative, student-based projects that improve student achievement in STEM.

This year, teachers from 26 classrooms around the state received up to $2,500 each for hands-on projects that promote learning around STEM-related subjects. A diverse range of projects were selected for funding such as:

  • Monitoring changing landscape in the White Tank Mountains
  • Designing a solar car in Somerton
  • Using forensics to solve a crime case in Eloy

By focusing on STEM learning, we are giving our students the additional educational support they need—because the future of Arizona is being developed in each and every one of our classrooms.

To learn more about these and other projects, please visit