Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School has received a $1,260 grant for the 2014-15 school year from the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program.

The grant will help the school participate in eCYBERMISSION, a national program coordinated by the U.S. Army and the National Science Teachers Association. The eCYBERMISSION program encourages middle school teams to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics to solve a “mission challenge” in their communities. Mission challenges can involve alternative sources of energy, the environment, food, health and fitness, forces and motion, national security and safety, robotics or technology.

The team, which consist of three or four students, research the problem, comes up with a hypothesis and conducts experiments. Last year’s winning teams included research into earthquake-proof bamboo housing, a water filtration method to remove antibiotics from drinking water and research into methods of reviving soil from farming chemical overuse.

For this year, members of first-place state, regional and national teams each will receive savings bonds of $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000, respectively. In addition, each student member of a regional first-place team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete for the national award.

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School is a state-sanctioned charter school with an academic focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.