Up to a dozen science teachers will get to build and pilot underwater robots under a grant program intended to improve teacher quality.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $37,462 grant to the College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology's Savannah campus and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Gray's Reef Marine Sanctuary.

Up to 12 science teachers from third through 12th grades will be selected to participate in the program July 5-7.

Tim Goodale, assistant professor of education at Coastal Georgia, said participating teachers will learn about the recently reformed national science standards that focus on engineering and technology.

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