Toshiba America Foundation Announces $50,000 for 13 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

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


Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:06 am EDT


New York
"The grants make the STEM classroom more exciting for both teachers and students."

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $50,000 in grants for 13 innovative K-12 classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects. Among these are grants for students to learn about global issues such as climate change and food, water, & air quality. For example, Coronado K-8 School in Tucson, Arizona will use TAF funds to help students understand the global climate change issue by developing an atmospheric chamber to simulate sea water to learn how change of temperature and salinity of the sea water impact concentrations of carbonic acid. Durham School of the Arts in Durham, NC will use TAF funds to build and code portable weather stations to analyze air quality in urban environments. South Valley Academy in Albuquerque, NM will develop prototypes and ideas to solve problems involving hunger and water collection systems.

"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:


Mizuho Fischer

One of the TAF grant recepients receiving a check from a Toshiba representative

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