Theo Lane, District Manager for Government and Community Relations with Duke Energy in Greenwood, presented the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation with a $25,000 grant to support the Center's educational initiatives, including the Gene Machine Mobile Science Lab and the annual summer science teachers' course.
GGC's Director of Education, Dr. Leta Tribble, expressed gratitude for the gift, "We are so appreciative of the Duke Energy Foundation's commitment to science education. This generous grant will support our outreach to students across South Carolina introducing them to cutting-edge technology, career paths that they may have never considered, and a future in an exciting and growing field of study."
As a parent of a child with special needs, Lane sees tremendous value in the Center's programs and research. "Most people have no idea of the gem that is the Greenwood Genetic Center, right here in our own community," shared Lane, who also sits on the GGC Foundation Board of Trustees. "The Duke Energy Foundation, through our work with STEM education, is pleased to support the efforts of GGC which are encouraging young people to pursue study in this very important field. The students reached today through these programs are the researchers, scientists and clinicians who will make important breakthroughs tomorrow."
Photo caption: L-R Dr. Leta Tribble, GGC Director of Education; Theo Lane, Duke Energy; Dr. Steve Skinner, GGC Director; and Victoria Hann, GGC Foundation Director.