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Bosch Community Fund awards more than $51,000 in grants to schools, organizations in Warren, Mich.

- Grants support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability education and programming

-Since 2014, organizations in the Warren area have received more than $152,000 in Bosch Community Fund grants

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $51,583 in grants to six organizations in the Warren, Michigan, community. The grants support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education during in-classroom and after-school activities.

“We continue to be inspired by the creativity and commitment of our community educators to ensure that every student has the opportunity to explore STEM topics, and are pleased to contribute to these initiatives,” said Karen Folger, vice president, sales, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.

The grants were awarded to the following organizations:

- Fitzgerald Public Schools: This $10,990 grant aids in the purchase of a littleBits® Pro Library, TETRIX® Robotics Sets, and the Engineering is Elementary® project-based learning curriculum for students in grades six to 12. These hands-on supplemental materials and curriculum support the district’s students’ STEM education by adding new hardware and invention-focused, instructional strategies and activities. Students witness how instrumental science and engineering are in addressing major societal challenges, including energy generation, prevention and treatment of diseases, and maintaining clean water and food supply.

- Macomb Community College Foundation: A $10,000 grant supports the creation of a video exploration series that connects cutting-edge STEM education and training programs with growing career pathways available in Michigan. Through partnerships with community organizations and area schools, these videos provide students in grades K-12 with an early connection to post-secondary STEM programs and careers. To maximize the investment, Macomb Community College is partnering with MI Bright Future, the Macomb Intermediate School District, Detroit Public Television and Warren School District to connect the video series to existing STEM efforts across Michigan.

- Van Dyke Public Schools: This $10,000 grant helps create a STEM makerspace in each of the district’s three elementary schools – Carlson, Lincoln and McKinley. Having these makerspaces within each school allows staff and students to use the areas as needed in accordance with STEM curriculum and instruction. Nearly 1,500 kindergarten through fifth-grade students can learn critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork through hands-on, project-based learning activities in the makerspace.

- Warren Woods Public Schools: A $10,000 grant supports the purchase of STEM resource kits that supplement the Phenomenal Science curriculum in the district’s elementary schools. With the kits, teachers have increased resources to incorporate project-based initiatives and provide ongoing and engaging STEM opportunities in the classroom. Phenomenal Science is a collaboration between Central Michigan University and the Great Lakes Bay Intermediate School Districts that centers on developing students’ conceptual understanding of real-world phenomena.

- Centerline Public Schools: This $7,422 grant funds the expansion of STEM program offerings at Wolfe Middle School. Specifically, the funds help purchase LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 curriculum kits and a Rostock MAX™ v3 Desktop 3D Printer. These tools maximize the number of students involved in and exposed to STEM learning opportunities and are designed to increase the number of students enrolling in high school STEM courses.

- Warren Consolidated Schools: The $3,171 grant supports eight weeks of the Engineering is Elementary® curriculum at Warren Consolidated Elementary School. This program allows third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students to meet after school twice a week to complete hands-on engineering projects. A teacher facilitates the projects, which are designed to help develop students’ scientific problem-solving skills related to balance and forces, ecosystems, energy, landforms, plants, and water.

“We greatly appreciate Bosch’s investment to help both build awareness and inspire young people to consider the growing opportunities for fulfilling and sustainable career pathways in STEM fields,” said Joe Petrosky, dean, Engineering and Advanced Technology, Macomb Community College.

Since 2014, organizations in the Warren area have received $152,583 in Bosch Community Fund grants.

About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded more than $12 million 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 32,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. According to preliminary figures, in 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 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 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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

Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1069

Bosch Community Fund Warren Grant 2017 - February 2017

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