Toshiba America Foundation Announces over $66,000 in Funding for 19 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:49 am EST

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

NEW YORK, NY, November 8, 2018 -- The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced over $66,000 in grants for 19 innovative classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic) projects in grades 6-12.

Among these are grants for students to learn anatomy, biology, engineering, environmental science, physics including robotics and 3D printing. Some of them address critical issues like genetics, robotics and farming, and alternative energy – but the common thread is that all of these projects incorporate novel ways to introduce STEM disciplines into the classroom. For example, Woodridge Middle School in High Ridge, MO will use a TAF grant to purchase advanced alternative energy kits for students to understand engineering, 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

Address

Teacher

Project Title

Grant Amount ($)

BELLE VERNON AREA HIGH SCHOOL

BELLE VERNON, PA

Angela Musto

BVA School Garden Space

5,000

BERNHEIM MIDDLE SCHOOL

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY

Destiney Amiott

Printing for a Cause

1,500

BHAKTIVEDANTA ACADEMY

ALACHUA, FL

Deepa Mukhtyar

Anatomy and Physiology study kits

2,900

BROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

RALEIGH, NC

Megan Alvord

Pop! Bang! Crash! Building Momentum through Modeling Instruction

4,150

EAGLE HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

PEARLAND, TX

Karen Gapsiewicz

Science.....Up Close & Personal

2,500

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL

FAIRVIEW, PA

Ryan Bookhamer

Edison Robotic STEM Integration

3,800

FURNACE BROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL

MARSHFIELD, MA

Christine Fortin

Problem Solving

1,200

HOPKINS SCHOOL

NEW HAVEN, CT

Lynn Connelly

Middle School Robotics

4,500

KING'S WAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

VANCOUVER, WA

Traci Murphy

Biotechnology Integration

3,900

LOUISVILLE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL

LOUISVILLE, KY

Greg Geis

Robot-Assisted 21st Century Garden

4,900

MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI

Stephanie McRoberts

3D Printing

5,000

OCEAN BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Denise Wright, Cynthia Lilly

Studying the Soil Profile of a Venus Fly Trap, an Endangered Species in Our Community

5,000

PRINCETON MIDDLE SCHOOL

NORTH PRINCETON, MN

Lyssa Weyer

Circuitry with Little Bits

3,900

RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

LAKE CITY, AR

Molly Goodart

Coding is the Future

3,000

THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FOR MATH AND SCIENCE

CORNING, NY

Patricia Killian

Engineering Design: Creative Building and Coding

3,000

WAYNFLETE SCHOOL

PORTLAND, ME

Katrina St. John

Molecular Genetics practices in the classroom

4,990

WOODRIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH RIDGE, MO

Thomas Laybourn

Operation Hurricane

1,570

WOODSTOCK HIGH SCHOOL

WOODSTOCK, IL

Kimberly Slaughter-Semmen

Biotechnology

4,300

XAVIER MIDDLE SCHOOL

APPLETON, WI

Christine Goulet

Spheros Advancing STEM Education

1,800

Total

66,910

 

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