|- Grant to Londonderry Middle School library supports STEM-focused Maker Space through science kits, laptops and 3-D printers |
- Grant supports FIRST® robotics program within greater Manchester for 4th- to 12th-graders
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently announced that it awarded two grants totaling $35,000 to Londonderry, New Hampshire-area organizations. The grants support the Bosch Community Fund’s objectives to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
“Bosch encourages students to pursue and explore STEM subjects and future careers,” said Vitor Gregorio, regional president, Bosch Thermotechnology North America. “Through the Bosch Community Fund, we are able to invest in students, which is critical to the future workforce.”
Londonderry School District : This $9,277 grant supports the creation of a STEM-focused Maker Space in the Londonderry Middle School library. Modeled after “genius hour” at Google, students commit time during the course of the school year to develop and build projects that improve the overall climate of the school. At the sixth-grade level, this grant provides seven Arduino software starter kits to help students better understand science concepts, such as laws of motion, magnetism and electricity. In the newly created STEM classroom and at the seventh-grade level, this grant provides five laptops to be shared between the two classrooms. At the eighth-grade level, students are provided with 3-D printers, allowing for the collaboration between math, science, and the creative computing and media teachers. The librarians will utilize 3-D printing to enhance the understanding of relevant math, science and creative media principles.
“Bosch’s grant has helped us to provide our students with the opportunity to explore STEM concepts and learn new skills through hands-on projects,” said Nathan S. Greenberg, superintendent, Londonderry School District. “The starter
kits and 3-D printers will offer our students a unique learning experience that will help to further their skills and knowledge in the world of STEM.”
FIRST® : This $25,723 grant provides support for the progression of the following FIRST Robotics programs within greater Manchester:
- FIRST Junior STEAM Ahead 4th- through 8th-grade program in the Manchester school district.
- One local FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) 7th- through 12th-grade team.
- One local FIRST Robotic Competition (FRC) 9th- through 12th-grade team.
“Our students are enthusiastic about the FIRST Robotics program and the opportunity it offers them to apply the things they are learning in the classroom,” said Dr. Debra Livingston, superintendent, Manchester School District. “Bosch’s grant will enable us to take these activities further for our students with the hope that we can inspire them to pursue careers in STEM fields.”
About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, awards up to $3 million annually in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch iproves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32850
*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been fully acquired.
BCF Grants to Londonderry, New Hampshire 2015 - October 2015