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Bosch Community Fund grants $35,000 to West Memphis, Ark.-area organizations to promote STEM education

- Grant funds Faulk Elementary School to advance science classrooms with equipment and materials

- Award to Arkansas State University Mid-South inspires students to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently announced grants totaling $35,000 to West Memphis, Arkansas-area educational organizations to encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in schools.

“By teaming up with local educational institutions, the Bosch Community Fund can help to provide students with numerous STEM learning opportunities,” said Heiko Fischer, president, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “The students are the real winners, as these grants provide them opportunities to further explore their interest in STEM fields and future career paths.”

Faulk Elementary School:
This $20,000 grant supports the purchase of science equipment and materials for Faulk Elementary School. This grant will fund new materials and equipment for sixth-grade science classrooms to instruct and motivate students to gain interest in STEM subjects. The new material and equipment include microscopes, experimental supplies and resources, classroom carts, and chemical cabinets. In addition, the grant supports field-specific training opportunities for students.

“We are extremely pleased that the Bosch Community Fund has provided support to purchase science equipment and materials,” said Janice Donald, principal of Faulk Elementary School. “The equipment is key to providing our students with the tools and knowledge needed to further explore their interest in STEM subjects.”

Arkansas State University Mid-South:
This $15,000 grant supports Arkansas State University (ASU) Mid-South’s Secondary Technical Center for various STEM communication plans that will be used for recruiting and outreach programs. ASU Mid-South Secondary Technical Center has established programs that work to identify students with STEM interests and then connects them to corresponding opportunities. This grant allows ASU Mid-South Secondary Technical Center to reach out to parents, teachers and counselors in an effort to increase students’ understanding and interest in STEM professions. This grant also supports video communications, which include real-world examples of successful employees whose stories represent paths similar to the West Memphis student population.

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.

About Bosch
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 improves 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 Grant Promotes STEM in West Memphis, Ark. - December 2015

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