Toshiba America Foundation Announces $110,000 for 11 Innovative Classroom STEM Projects
The Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) today announced nearly $110,000 in grants for 11 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 air pollution, water & soil quality, and combatting homelessness – all novel ways to utilize STEM in order to give back to the community.
For example, Brockton High School in Brockton, MA will use TAF funds grant to purchase sensors and water quality analysis equipment to use with the Environmental Studies students to conduct scientifically valid field studies. They will also monitor two new organic landscapes that were developed and maintained by students, including a “seed to table” initiative that will donate food to a local homeless shelter. Students from Riverside Stem Academy in Riverside, CA will use math and science to design and build models of tiny houses. The best design will be chosen and students will build a tiny house that will be donated and eventually become home for a local homeless person or family. ...