Toshiba America Foundation Announces Over $30,000 in Funding for 10 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:09 pm EDT

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

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced over $30,000 in grants for 10 innovative classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects in grades 6-12.

Among these are grants for students to learn math, physics, biology, and computer science including robotics, coding, drone and game-based learning. Some of them address critical issues like agriculture – the common thread across all 10 projects is that they incorporate novel ways to introduce STEM disciplines into the classroom. For example, Cannon County High School in Woodbury, TN is in a rural community where farming is the main industry. The school will use there TAF grant to purchase equipment essential to an agri-science project to map fields, survey and calculate land are, & count livestock.

"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

Project Title

Teacher

Grant Amount ($)

Alton Middle School, Alton, IL

Game-Based STEM Learning

Casey Hansen

         3,000

Bedford (Gunning) Middle School, New Castle, DE

That's Music to Our EnginEARS!

Erin Motley

         3,347

Broadalbin-Perth Middle School, Amsterdam, NY

Genius Hour

Anita Stabrowski

         1,650

Cannon County High School, Woodbury, TN

High Flying

Maxine Dawson

         2,560

Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, NY

Learning About Motion-Kinematics

Meriam Sahin

            658

La Causa Charter School, Milwaukee, WI

La Causa Charter School Robotics Class

Jon Utzat

         3,424

Lake Ridge Middle School, Woodbridge VA

Legends Game-Based Learning

Stephanie Maddox

         3,000

Lowell Smith Jr/Middle School, Cleburne, TX

Integrate 3D Printing into Robotics Curriculum

Meaghan DeLong

         4,995

Riverview Jr/Sr High School, Oakmont, PA

From Classroom to Table (School Hydroponics system)

Michael MacConnell

         4,958

Santa Cruz Catholic School, Tucson, AZ

Pattern Design and Crafting for Enhanced Learning

Rene Corrales

         5,000

 

     


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