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Savannah River Mission Completion Announces Elementary School Grant Winners

AIKEN, S.C. (May 5, 2022) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Contractor, has announced the winners of its first annual science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) grants.


Four local elementary school teachers earned a Power As One Mini Grant to purchase supplies and activities to promote hands-on STEM projects in the classroom.


The 2022 grant winners are:

  • Christi McWaters, first-grade teacher at East Aiken School of the Arts. Her project is titled “Our STEAM Program is Under Construction!”

  • Valery Dinkins, K-5 STEM Impact teacher at Martinez Elementary School. Her project is titled “Cooler When Coding: K-5 Students Problem Solve.”

  • Erica Cox, 2nd; 3rd; 4th; and 5th grade Horizons teacher at Blue Ridge Elementary School. Her project is titled “Growing Problem-Solving Engineers.”

  • Miranda Korte, K-5 math teacher at Chukker Creek Elementary School. Her project is titled “Bringing Botley to the Math Lab.”

Dr. Dave Olson, SRMC President and Program Manager, said he admires and appreciates educators.


“Teachers are shepherding young minds and pouring into the next generation,” Dr. Olson said. “Our students will be the ones improving the world through future science, technology, engineering, and math advancements, and it is starting in the classroom. SRMC is proud to play a small role in their successful future.”


SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.



Cutline: Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) has awarded four area teachers with SRMC Power As One Mini Grants.