Local teacher awarded $19k grant

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Saint Mary’s teacher has won a major research grant to maximize solar energy.

Saint Mary’s school science teacher and alum Sean Snider has been awarded a $19,000 grant from Murdock Trust’s ​Partners in Science ​ Program.

The money is to help study how to make solar panels last longer.

Over the next 2 summers, Snider will be working with professors at the University of Oregon physics department.

They’ll be studying how to reduce the damage of the sun’s rays on solar panels.

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