Toshiba America Foundation Announces Over $40,000 for 10 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

New grant awards support exciting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education programs in grades 6-12

Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:34 am EDT

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

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced over $40,000 in grants for 10 innovative classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects in grades 6-12.

Among these are grants for students to learn biology, environmental science, engineering and physics, including robotics, big data, and alternative energy. Some of them address community issues like genome sequencing of the Atlantic coquina, utilizing robotics to remove hazardous materials from an ecosystem, a local ecological survey in fast growing community – all novel ways to introduce STEM disciplines into the classroom. For example, Rufino Tamayo School in Chicago, IL will use a TAF grant to purchase robots for students to build and test the removal of hazardous materials. Students will work with a local museum and an environmental organization who specialize in this area to further their knowledge.

"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 (deadline: 10/1) or a 6-12 TAF grant please click here (deadlines; > $5K: 5/1 & 11/1; < $5K: 3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 12/1)

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.

 

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

 

TAF Grant Recipients:

School

Project Title

Teacher

GASTON DAY SCHOOL, GASTONIA, NC

Sequencing the Genome of the Atlantic Coquina

Anne Byford

HOBART HIGH SCHOOL, HOBART IN

Light It Up! Interactive Light Show

William Bennett

HOLY GUARDIAN ANGELS REGIONAL SCHOOL, READING, PA

Bike Building for Foster Kids

Rebecca Kinyo

JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL, SANDY, UT

Science-Lab-To-Go: Mobile Field Research Kit

Mark Petersen

MARFA SCHOOLS, MARFA, TX

Inquiry in Physics

Jamie Avalos

OUR SAVIOR NEW AMERICAN SCHOOL, CENTEREACH, NY

Bone Composition and Structure

Kathleen Hoehmann

POTTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL, POTTSTOWN, PA

Materials, Trebuchets, and Waves

Andrew Bachman

RICHMOND HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL, RICHMOND HILL, GA

Ecological Survey & Monitoring Lab

Robert Hodgdon

RUFINO TAMAYO SCHOOL, CHICAGO, IL

Protecting our Environment Using Robots

Shannon Phillips

SAND CREEK INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, FISHERS, IN

Light My Classroom with Solar Energy

Jennifer Suskovich

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