Toshiba America Foundation Announces $33,000 for 36 Innovative K- 5 Classroom STEM Projects

New grant awards support exciting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education programs

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Friday, December 1, 2017 8:43 am EST

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NEW YORK, NY
"TAF grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators"

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced over $33,000 in grants for 36 innovative K-5 classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects. Among these is a grant for students to learn about global issues such as climate change and water quality. For example, Amerman Elementary School in Northville, MI will use TAF funds to help students understand the importance of providing quality and usable water through the Great Lakes Water Engineering Project. Big Shanty Intermediate School in Kennesaw, GA will use TAF funds to introduce the issue of the decline of bee populations and things that can be done to revive through their Thrive in the Hive project. M.E. McKeown School in Newton, NJ will engage students on the Irma Proof Architectural Home Challenge project to research architectural design of buildings and structures that are made to withstand large hurricane force wind and build models. Madison School District in Adrian, MI will explore connections between the properties of magnets, the technological innovation of the maglev train, and the field of transportation engineering. (See below for a full list of the most recent TAF winners.)

"TAF grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators," said TAF President, John Anderson. "The grants make the STEM classroom more exciting for both teachers and students."

Toshiba America Foundation’s grants aim to fund projects designed by innovative classroom teachers. This “direct-to-teacher” approach brings immediate results. Teachers are able to enhance the way they teach STEM subjects because the grant supports equipment for hands-on experiments and project based learning to the curriculum. At TAF, we believe that learning STEM subjects is a lot more fun and engaging than just reading a textbook.

STEM educators interested in applying for a K-5 TAF grant please click here or a 6-12 TAF grant please click here

About Toshiba America Foundation

Founded in 1990 with support from Toshiba Corporation and the Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is a non-profit grant making organization dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for K to 12 students in U.S. schools. TAF grants support public and nonprofit private schools throughout the United States.  For more information, please visit: www.toshiba.com/taf.

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Mizuho Fischer
212-596-0617
mizuho.fischer@toshiba.com

<2017 Toshiba America Foundation K-5 grades STEM grants Recipients>

  • Organization Information, Project Title, Grant Amount
  • A.T. ALLEN ELEMENTARY, CONCORD, NC, From Eggs to Chicks, $1,000
  • AMERMAN ELEMENTARY, NORTHVILLE, MI, Great Lakes Water Engineering Unit, $804
  • AUGUSTINIAN ACADEMY, CARTHAGE NY, Wind Powered Learners, $519
  • BIG SHANTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, NW KENNESAW GA, Thrive in the Hive, $1,000
  • CAPITOLHILL MAGNET, SAINT PAUL, MN, Sunshine Science, $904
  • CHAIN OF LAKES ELEMENTARY, WINTER HAVEN FL, Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds, Oh My!, $1,000
  • CLEVELAND COURT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, E LAKELAND, FL, STEM Scholars, $1,000
  • COLE ELEMENTARY, SAN ANTONIO, TX, Making Meaningful Moments with Mobile Math Stations, $888
  • COMMUNITY MONTESSORI PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, NEW ALBANY, IN, Integrating Education Through Marine Life, $985
  • DAN O. ROOT HEALTH & WELLNESS ACADEMY, SUISUN CITY, CA, Invention Convention, $937
  • ELLA WHITE ELEMENTARY, ALPENA MI, Galleon: Targeting Social Studies Content Through STEM Learning, $1,000
  • ENON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CHESTER, VA, The Playground Project, $940
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LEWISTOWN, MO, Shooting for the Stars with STEM, $1,000
  • HOLZ ELEMENTARY, CHARLESTON, WV, Holz Hackerspace, $1,000
  • HOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CARLSBAD, CA, Mary the Monarch’s Butterfly Life Cycle and Migration Monday’s, $1,000
  • J. P. THOMAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, COLUMBIA, SC, Think Like an Engineer, $985
  • JACKSON BOARD OF EDUCATION, JACKSON, NJ, The Future of Jersey Fresh, $1,000
  • JOSE ORTEGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Elementary Engineers, $1,000
  • LEW WALLACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Student-Created, Engaging Math Games!, $983
  • LOS ALAMITOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, LOS ALAMITOS, CA, Aquaponics in the Classroom, $595
  • M.E. MCKEOWN SCHOOL, NEWTON, NJ, Irma Proof Architectural Home Challenge, $498
  • MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT, ADRIAN, MI, Maglev Trains, $979
  • MEADOWFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, COLUMBIA, SC, Meadowfield Mustang Mystery Project, $1,000
  • MILFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MILFORD, NH, HERON POND Engineers, $999
  • MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY, PLANTATION, FL, Robotics Introduction, $1,000
  • MORSE STREET SCHOOL, FREEPORT, ME, Lego STEM, $1,000
  • OAKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SIMPSONVILLE, SC, Weather Makes the World Go 'Round, $945
  • ORANGEWOOD K-8 SCHOOL, PHOENIX, AZ, Rube Goldberg Comes to Orangewood, $1,000
  • OVID ELSIE AREA SCHOOLS, ELSIE, MI, Exploring Science Through Literacy, $719
  • PORT SALERNO ELEM. SCHOOL, STUART, FL, Rekenrek Minds Crash into Math!, $996
  • POTOWMACK ELEMENTARY, STERLING, VA, Marvelous Monarchs, $1,000
  • RIVER DELL ELEMENTARY, CLAYTON, NC, Ar-Kid-Tecture, $994
  • ST. LUKE SCHOOL, BARRINGTON, RI, Streaming at St. Luke's, $1,000
  • WAIALAE ELEMENTARY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, HONOLULU, HI, Waialae School Learning Commons Tinker Time, $986
  • WEST FLORIDA PRIMARY SCHOOL, NAVARRE, FL, Our Itty Bitty City, $1,000
  • WOODROW WILSON ELEMENTARY, KANNAPOLIS, NC, Pondering Our Outdoor Area, $517

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