Bio Science High School Selected as a 2017 Phoenix Suns/APS STEM Mini-Grant Recipient for $2.500

Posted by Communications on 11/9/2017

Science teacher Melanie Engstrom and the science department was selected as a 2017 Phoenix Suns/APS STEM Mini-Grant recipient for $2.500.    She is going to use it for lab equipment for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) work.    

“PCR  is just one method we use to replicate DNA so we can see it better with the naked eye. A student, Niki (Wilson, who helped write the grant) and I have decided to use the funds on algae growing, condensing, and analyzing equipment which will include professional pipettes, a microcentrifuge, a rotary condenser, and various media chemicals,”Engstrom said.  

 Engstrom will be recognized at the November 24 Suns game.  


“The review committee was impressed by the level of passion you showed in your application and your work to further develop your students’ interest in STEM. We hope you are proud not just of this recognition, but also the outstanding impact you make on your students.  APS and Arizona are so fortunate to have teachers like you who  are educating our future leaders in the STEM field. The difference you make is a shining example of our community,” the APS STEM Mini-Grant Selection Committee said.