Toshiba announces $110,000 for 18 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects

New grant awards from the Toshiba America Foundation to support exciting Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education programs in grades 6-12

Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:48 pm EDT

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"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators"

The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $110,000 in grants for 18 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 anatomy, climate change, civil engineering, physics, and zoology. All novel ways to utilize STEM in the classroom in order to give back to the community and enrich next generations. For example, students at Ocean Bay Middle School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will be using tools and robotics equipment purchased with Toshiba funds to experiment and learn about artificial intelligence concepts such as facial recognition, object avoidance, and object following.

"Science, technology, engineering and mathematics occupations play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators," 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 in 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: www.toshiba.com/taf.



 

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A list of TAF Grant Recipients:

Teacher

Organization Information

Project Title

Amount

 Julie Malone

BENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, BENTON, LA 

SeaPerch

         5,000

 Matthew Dennis

BROOKLYN SCHOOL OF INQUIRY PTO, BROOKLYN, NY 

STEM Family Fun Night: Middle School Outreach

         3,548

 Brad Taylor

CHINA GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHINA GROVE, NC 

5T: Turtles, Tanks, Technology, Tape Measurers & Tools

         3,497

 Joanne Goelzer

COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD ACADEMY, NORTHWOOD, NH 

Tree Pulse Project

         4,768

 Rachelle Patrick

COLUMBIA CITY HIGH SCHOOL, COLUMBIA CITY, IN 

Trebuchet Homerun Derby

         2,500

 Michael Semanek

CRISTO REY PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL, PHILADELPHIA, PA

Individualized Learning through Technology

         4,900

 Jileesa Williams

KENSINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 

Anatomy Alive

         4,995

 Melissa Tracy

ODYSSEY CHARTER SCHOOL, WILMINGTON, DE

Lettuce Feed Our Community

         3,995

 Robby Jacobson

RIVER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, SPRING GREEN, WI

Robotics Class & Club

         3,240

 Carol Wyatt

UNION HIGH SCHOOL, UNION, OR 

Corn Hole Quadratics

         4,849

 Gwendolyn Cohen

VICTORIA FERTITTA MIDDLE SCHOOL, LAS VEGAS, NV

Zoom into Zoology

         4,000

 Meaghan Thomas

WASHINGTON GLOBAL PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, WASHINGTON, DC

Robots GLO

         4,943

 Ethan Leet

WHITNEY POINT HIGH SCHOOL , WHITNEY POINT, NY

Physics of Car Collisions

         4,203

Jillian Knicely

CANE BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL, SUMMERVILLE, SC

Laser Printing for Animal Prostheses

       12,911

Brad Adams

HOMER-CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, HOMER CITY, PA

Middle Schoolers Go Robotic!

       10,000

Denise Wright

OCEAN BAY MIDDLE SCHOOL, MYRTLE BEACH, SC

Teaching Artificial Intelligence in Middle School

         7,700

Mikal Thompson

RIALTO HIGH SCHOOL, RIALTO, CA

MESA Mentoring Program

       13,786

Melody Clark

RIVERSIDE STEM ACADEMY FOUNDATION, RIVERSIDE, CA

Tiny House Lab

       11,000

Total

 

 

     109,835

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