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Bosch Community Fund awards $90,000 to organization in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for STEM activities

- Grant provides three years of support to establish Lancaster as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) hub

- Engineering Educators Association’s “Engineering by Design™” (EbD™) program to provide STEM concepts, principles to students

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded a three-year grant totaling $90,000 to support an organization in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, community. The grant was awarded to Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13), an education service agency, which delivers products and services to the area’s public and non-public schools, education agencies, parents, businesses and more. The grant supports efforts to create a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) hub in the community and to provide STEM education to students

“STEM education is a key component for ensuring tomorrow’s workforce has the skills necessary to help manufacturing companies succeed,” said Dan Reese, director, vertical market applications, Bosch Security Systems Inc. This Bosch Community Fund grant helps provide our students and community with the needed STEM education to improve future innovation and talent.”

The three-year Bosch Community Fund grant supports the establishment of a STEM hub through the local implementation of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s “Engineering by Design™” (EbD™) program, in which students learn concepts and principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment.

With this funding, IU13 has the resources to purchase the EbD™ State Consortium membership, develop a team of authorized EbD™ trainers to offer local professional development, and offer enhanced EbD™-related products and services to schools in the region. More importantly, the funds are used to scale the project across the state through existing partnerships, which will provide for sustainability of EbD™ and access to high-quality STEM education for all students.

“The Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 is excited to establish our community as a STEM hub and provide access for all students to increase their knowledge of STEM topics,” said Dr. Brian Barnhart, executive director, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. “We are incredibly grateful to the Bosch Community Fund for giving us this opportunity.”

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 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of more than $77 billion (70 billion euros) in 2015. 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 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2015, Bosch applied for some 5,400 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations 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.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and twitter.com/BoschPresse.

Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1095



BCF Awards $90,000 to Lancaster, Pa., Organization - March 2016

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