Toshiba America Foundation Announces Nearly $60,000 in Funding for 14 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:20 am EDT

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

NEW YORK, NY, August 23, 2018 -- The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $60,000 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 neuroscience, bioengineering, physics, forensic and environmental science including robotics and 3D printing. Some of them address critical issues like physical disabilities, animal conservation, renewal and alternative energy – all incorporate novel ways to introduce STEM disciplines into the classroom. For example, Convent Christian Academy in New Baltimore, VA will use a TAF grant to purchase advanced forensic analysis kits for students to engage in a complex mystery scenario designed by the teacher and will be overseen by the field scientist.

"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:

School

Project Title

Teacher

Amount($)

BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL, TAMPA, FL

Electricity and Neuroscience

Walter Watts

              3,000

CLINTON ROSETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL, DEKALB, IL

STEM in Focus

Denise Flemming

              5,000

COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, NEW BALTIMORE, VA

Application of Advanced Forensic Analytics in the Exploration of a Crime Scene

Jaime Tournear

              4,700

EAGLERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, KLAMATH FALLS, OR  

Printing Our Way to Vitality

Laura Jaskiewicz

              4,500

IMAGINE PREP COOLIDGE, COOLIDGE, AZ

Printing Prosthetics for People in Need

Dallas Lovell

              4,500

LOMOND VIEW SCHOOL, OGDEN, UT

Increasing Empathy through Problem Solving, Design, and Engineering

Alan Rhees

              5,000

MOUNT DORA MIDDLE SCHOOL, MOUNT DORA, FL

Underwater Explorers

Clyde Grant

              5,000

NORTH HAVEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, NORTH HAVEN, ME

Promoting Marine Mammal Conservation through Public Display of a Minke Whale Skeleton

Lisa White

              3,800

RIM OF THE WORLD HIGH SCHOOL, LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA

3D Printer Build

Thomas Crofoot

              3,000

SALESIAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY, RICHMOND, CA 

Augmenting Physics Project in Renewable Energy with Laboratory Science Kits

Lida Antonian

              5,000

SOUTHWEST OPEN SCHOOL, CORTEZ, CO

PC DIY

Rick Morris

              4,000

THE ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN STUDIES, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Thermal Energy

Charlotte Mills

              1,100

THE PHOENIX SCHOOL, SALEM, MA

Sea Perch ROV Program

Mistral Dodson

              3,700

WEST BABYLON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WEST BABYLON, NY

CO2 Dragster Unit

Gerard De Simone

              4,900

TOTAL

 

 

 $57,200


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