SIMCO awards $13,000 in Teacher STEM Mini-Grants in Eddy and Lea County

December 14, 2023

Company selects eleven teachers from Eddy and Lea Counties

CARLSBAD, N.M.  ̶  Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC (SIMCO) recently announced the company awarded $13,000 in STEM Teacher Mini-Grants to 11 area teachers throughout Eddy and Lea counties as part of its 2023 Education Outreach Community Commitment Plan.

SIMCO’s Mini-Grant program encourages, promotes and coordinates STEM education, along with a broader focus of incorporating a “hands on” approach in the classroom. Awards ranged from $750 to $1,500.

“We recognize the time and dedication our local area teachers have invested in STEM throughout their tenure. An education focused in the area of STEM is something that will benefit students throughout their lives, and we, as a company, are pleased to be able to present these teachers with mini-grants,” said Dr. Joy James-Foster, SIMCO’s Senior Education Outreach Lead.

STEM Teacher Mini-Grant awardees included:

Carlsbad Municipal Schools: Richard Cadizal, Maria Huerta, Brett Katz, Melissa Otto, Jason Quintana, Veronica Schrock, Michael Stokum and Lisa West

Hobbs Municipal Schools: Monica Garcia, Lindsey Jurado and Allison Wright


Salado Isolation Mining Contractors, LLC (SIMCO) was formed to support the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. SIMCO’s member is Bechtel National Inc. and its WIPP team includes Los Alamos Technical Associates as a teaming subcontractor.

Eddy and Lea County teachers receive SIMCO STEM Mini-Grant award at a reception in Carlsbad on December 5.

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