$58,000 for 14 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

Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:12 am EDT

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"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"

NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2019 -- The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced over $58,000 in grants for 14 innovative classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects in grades 6-12.

Among these are grants for students to learn STEM subjects and to address community issues such as climate change, air quality, wildlife and so forth – all novel ways to utilize STEM in the classroom and enrich the next generation of thinkers. For example, Cole Valley Christian School in Idaho will purchase building materials to implement project: “Predict and Protect Community from Volcano Eruption” which is designed to engage teens to analyze volcanic rocks and lava activities. Using kinematic 2D analysis, students will predict landing patterns of highly active ejected hot rocks and lava. Once velocity is determined, students will build protective devices for the community using momentum conservation and impulse analysis.

"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.

 

Contact

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

 

A list of TAF Grant Recipients:

Teacher

Organization Information

Project

Amount ($)

Kyra Wheaton

AMERICAN HS, FREMONT CA 

Cutting Edge Design

           4,100

Kathleen Harris

ANDERSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, LAWRENCEBURG, KY

Hands-On DNA to Protein Lab

           4,992

Dave Jones

BIG SKY HIGH SCHOOL, WEST MISSOULA, MT

VOC Impact on Indoor Air Quality

           5,000

Lacey Hoosier

BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL, DEVILLE, LA

STEM-tastic

           4,450

Tim Lundt

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 

STEM-ulating Colorado Wildlife Awareness Through Reengineering Skeletons

           5,000

Julie Morgan

COLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, MERIDIAN, ID 

Predict and Protect Community from Volcano Eruption

           4,957

Melissa Culver

COPPER HILLS ELEMENTARY, FRESNO, CA

3D GATE Collaboration Serving Special Ed: Building Language Skills Through Tactile Analysis and Peer Teaching

           2,000

Covey Denton

GREENFIELD SCHOOL, WILSON, NC

From Virtual to Reality

           3,600

Jody Moss

HARDIN-JEFFERSON HS,SOUR LAKE, TX 

Moolah for Medical Microbiology

           5,000

Jacqueline Gartner

JENKINTOWN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL, JENKINTOWN, PA

STEAM Explorer, Designing and Building Prototypes

           3,995

Christine Elder

MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL, MANSFIELD, OH

VEX Robotics

           4,957

Daniel Hinnenkamp

NATICKHIGH SCHOOL, NATICK, MA

Project Based Learning: Aquaponics

           3,000

Kylie Balogh

QSAC BRONX SCHOOL, BRONX NY

Urban Pollinator Garden

           3,500

Matthew Saltibus

STEVENSON MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA, SAN ANTONIO, TX

Orchestra 3D Printed Violins

           3,500

 

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