Toshiba America Foundation Announces $77,600 for nine Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:19 pm EST


New York
"TAF grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators"

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $77,600 in grants for 9 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 energy, biology, DNA sequencing, robotics & coding, and forensic science – all novel ways to utilize STEM in order to give back to the community and enrich next generations. For example, Abbott Lawrence Academy in Lawrence, Mass was affected by the recent gas explosions in town. Concerned students asked to study various forms and sources of energy, how it can be generated, and the effect of energy generation and sourcing on the environment. Using sensors, radiation monitors, and other equipment acquired with the Toshiba grant, students will study energy sources and generation in biology and chemistry as well as physics classes. Students will also evaluate the natural gas system in the Merrimack River Valley, and will develop a fifty year energy plan for Lawrence.

"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:


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A list of TAF Grant Recipients:





Shannon Morey

Abbott Lawrence Academy,  Lawrence, MA

The Abbott Lawrence Academy Energy Project: STEM Integration Applied


Amy Lindahl

Centennial Middle School,  Portland, OR

Designing Experiments for the International Space Station


Sara Heintzelman

Centennial School of Lehigh University,  Bethlehem, PA



Victoria Acquistapace

De La Salle High School of Concord, Concord, CA

Plate Reader for 10th Grade Biology Class


Kate Bryzek

Del Amigo High School,  Danville, CA

Forensics Lab


Paul Longwell

Hollidaysburg Area High School,  Hollidaysburg, PA

Science is For Sharing


Amy White

Jim Bridger Middle School,  LAS VEGAS, NV

Mobile Stem Lab


Ryan Sokolowski

Oakridge Junior Senior High School,  Oakridge, OR

STEM Robotics


Caitlyn Dixon

Saint Albans High,  ST. ALBANS, WV

STEAM Program Startup






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