$46,000 for 13 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

New grant awards from the Toshiba America Foundation to support exciting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education programs in grades 6-12

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:38 am EST

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

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $46,000 in grants for 13 innovative classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects in grades 6-12.

Among these are grants for students to learn and to address community issues such as air quality, automated farming, climate change, digital divide, e-waste & recycling – all novel ways to utilize STEM in order to give back to the community and enrich next generations. For example, Chantilly High School in Virginia will purchase ozone and particular air monitors to implement project: “Our Air, Your Future: Creating Clean Air Advocates” which is designed to empower teens to engage in civic life. The project utilizes local high school campuses to create an air monitoring network in the metropolitan Washington DC area. Students will analyze data collected, associated public health implications, and pollution reduction solutions with other participating schools.

"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators," 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.

 

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

 

A list of TAF Grant Recipients:

Teacher

Organization Information

Project Title

 Grant  ($)

Sandra Johnson  

AGAWAM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, FEEDING HILLS, MA  

Weather Balloon

          2,210

Anh Thu Vu

BRIDGES ACADEMY, SAN JOSE, CA  

Human Impact Solution

          5,000

Karissa Stolzman

CELENTANO BIOTECH HEALTH AND MEDICAL MAGNET SCHOOL, NEW HAVEN, CT  

"in. out, around and about"

          4,640

Anne Fenton

CHANTILLY HIGH SCHOOL, CHANTILLY, VA  

Our Air, Your Future: Creating Clean Air Advocates

          4,920

Maura Palillo

COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL, COMMACK, NY 

Augmented Reality Sand Table

          1,600

Angelle Bullard-Roberts

GREATER ATLANTA ADVENTIST ACADEMY, NW ATLANTA, GA  

Butterfly & Rain Garden

          2,500

Jacob Russo

LOS ALTOS HIGH SCHOOL, LOS ALTOS, CA 

The Evolution of Sleep

          5,000

Darcy Sloe

MONTGOMERY BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL, E SILVER SPRING, MD   

Backyard Brains' Spikerbox Labs

          3,350

Josh Gold

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, WESTFORD, MA  

Sustainable Automated Farming

          4,830

Joel Legatt

NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL, PHILADELPHIA, PA   

Design-a-school

             150

Todd Brown

SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY PREP., SARASOTA, FL  

Operation Outbreak

          4,780

Susan Wirsig  

THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL, PENNINGTON, NJ  

Using STEM Skills to Help Malawian Refugee Students

          4,590

Jeffrey Bracken

WESTERVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, WESTERVILLE, OH

Chem Gems Soaps, Bath Bombs, and Lip Balm

          2,300

TOTAL

 

 

        45,870

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