WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $19,134 grant from the GE Foundation Grant. Funds will be used to transform the Museum’s former retail space into a hands-on learning environment for families. Learning modules, focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), will be interactive and designed to engage the entire family. Specifics of the new space are still being planned, but the grant will be used to make renovations and purchase materials for the activities. Museum Director Sheryl Mays says, “We are grateful to GE for its committed partnership and are excited and eager to utilize their expertise in advancing STEM education in our community.”
Brad Erbes, manager of engineering knowledge at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Cape Fear Museum Associates board member says, “I’m proud to serve on the board and look forward to having my colleagues at GE work on this new initiative.”
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