Toshiba America Foundation Announces nearly $25,000 in Funding for 27 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

New grant awards support exciting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education programs in grades K-5

Monday, December 3, 2018 4:15 pm EST

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

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $25,000 in grants for 27 innovative classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects in grades K-5.

Among these are grants for students to learn geology, biology, environmental science, and engineering. Some of them address critical issues like civil engineering and climate change including alternative energy – but the common thread is that all of these projects incorporate novel ways to introduce STEM disciplines into the classroom. For example, Chillicothe City School in Chillicothe, OH will use a TAF grant to purchase kites, pinwheels, wind tunnel kits and anemometers for students to understand alternative energies such as wind and solar, power consumption and generation. The project will also empower students to take an active role in monitoring the electricity generation and consumption in their school and community.

"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 exciting, impactful and collaborative 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:

Organization Information

Teacher

Project Title

Grant Amount ($)

ATLANTIC CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

Jason Holmstrom

Lending a Hand Project

              1,000

BANKS COUNTY ELEMENTARY, SOUTH HOMER, GA

Wendy May Fuschetti

Energy in Action !! 

              1,000

BELL FORK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 500 BELL FORK RD., JACKSONVILLE, NC 

Ebonie Brownlee

B.O.O.S.T

              1,000

CARMEL ELEMENTARY, CLARKSVILLE, TN 

Joyce Bates

Carmel's Weatherology Station

                 680

CARNEGIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CARNEGIE, PA 

Scott Donnelly

Robots in SPACE!

                 850

CHILLICOTHE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHILLICOTHE, OH

Dana Letts

Blown Away by STEM Learning

                 970

CREATION KIDS VILLAGE, CELEBRATION, FL

Nalani Cummings

UNVEILING ROCKY SECRETS: digging into geology and paleontology in the classroom.

              1,000

CVESD, CHULA VISTA, CA

Karen Quiros

Coastal Education Program

              1,000

FEASTER CHARTER SCHOOL, CHULA VISTA, CA 

Heather Galyen

Feaster Farm Weather Quality Station

              1,000

INBORDEN ELEM. SCHOOL, ENFIELD, NC

Pamela Richardson

Solar Robots

              1,000

INNOVATION ACADEMY,  TUCSON, AZ

Mabel Rivera

Once Upon a Circuit

              1,000

JEFFERSON, GEORGETOWN, DE

Beth Toney

Balloon Powered Boat Challenge

                 400

LANAI HIGH & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LANAI CITY, HI 

Erin Nakano

Lanai High & Elementary School Design Lab

                 970

LEWISTON-PORTER CSD, YOUNGSTOWN, NY 

Rebecca Metz

Ozobot explorer unit

                 990

LINCOLN CENTRAL ELEMENTARY, LINCOLN, RI 

Jeffrey Drolet

Engineering the Coolest Classroom

                 990

MANNASSAS ADVENTIST PREPARATORY SCHOOL, MANASSAS, VA

Ruth Davis

Forestry & Outdoor Classroom Stem Activities

              1,000

MCCAW STEAM ACADEMY, HENDERSON, NV 

Mayra Claros

Project Based Learning: Sound and Light

                 520

MONTEZUMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Amanda Short

Circuits, Programming, and Problem-Solving!

                 970

MOSS POINT KREOLE PRIMARY ELEMENTARY, MOSS POINT, MS 

Ginger Allen

Coding as a Literacy

              1,000

NEWTON COUNTY THEME SCHOOL, NE COVINGTON, GA

Katie Sauls

The Courtyard Classroom

                 650

OLIVE CHAPEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL- WCPSS, APEX, NC 

Catherine Scala

2nd Grade Science

                 800

REGO PARK SCHOOL, REGO PARK, NY 

Eileen Buckley

Wearable Circuits CS Infused Unit

              1,000

SAINT JAMES SCHOOL, MANCHESTER, CT

Patricia Moran

Engineers Around the World

              1,000

STARGATE SCHOOL, THORNTON, CO

Rodney Osburn

Hypatia and the impossible Equation

              1,000

STS. PETER & PAUL SCHOOL, NAUVOO, IL 

Elizabeth Scheetz

Weather Station Hydroponics

              1,000

UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, W JACKSONVILLE, FL

Beth Dowling

The Raised-Bed Garden

                 770

WILLIAM S. BAER SCHOOL, BALTIMORE, MD

Erica Rimlinger

Butterfly Garden

              1,000

Total

 

 

            24,560


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