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Bosch Community Fund Awards $50,000 to Local Schools in Albion, Ind.

Students and teachers benefit from grants to support STEM initiatives

-Bosch Community Fund awarded more than $50,000 in grants to Albion, Ind., school districts
-Grant dollars will fund Albion area students’ access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and environmental sustainability programs and activities
-Since 2012, Bosch Community Fund has provided $250,000 in grants to non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the Albion community

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.– The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded more than $50,000 in grants to local school districts in Albion, Ind. The grants will increase Albion area students’ access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and environmental sustainability programs and activities.

Michael Sagan, plant manager, Bosch Albion facility, presented the grant awards to local school district representatives during a special ceremony held today at the Bosch Albion Production Plant.

“The purpose of the Bosch Community Fund grants is to enhance STEM education for local schools and invest in the future of our communities. It is truly wonderful to see the students of Albion benefitting from these grants,” Sagan said. “The grants supply tools for educators to increase engagement and learning for hundreds of Albion-area students.”

School districts awarded grant dollars include East and West Noble School Corporation and Central Noble Community Schools. Albion area students in grades K-12 will have access to new learning spaces to help facilitate hands-on learning experiences, science laboratory programs, programmable robots, support for a VEX® IQ robotics platform, Destination Imagination® program, STEM summer camps, and local technology teams, which assist with solving technology problems for staff and students, and teach leadership, communication and collaboration skills.

“Grant awards through the Bosch Community Fund have made it possible for our schools to supply extended and hands-on learning to our students, which enables them to gain real-world STEM experiences,” said Troy Gaff, superintendent, Central Noble Community Schools. “This funding will give Albion additional resources to allow educators to provide the tools to expand the mindset of students, teaching them the importance of creative learning and initiatives.”

Since 2012, the Bosch Community Fund has provided $250,000 in grants to non-profit organizations and educational institutions in the Albion community.

About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded more than $13.8 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 nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. 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. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and 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 440 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.

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Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1069

BCF Albion Fund 2017 - May 2017

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