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Bosch Community Fund awards $35,000 in grants to Lancaster, Penn., educational programs

- Grants support the development of students and educators

- Activities focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and training

- Since 2015, organizations in the Lancaster community have received $65,000 in Bosch Community Fund grants

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. –The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $35,000 in grants to two Lancaster, Pennsylvania, organizations. The grants will support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities for local students and educators through enhanced extracurricular activities and expanded STEM curriculum.

“Bosch’s tagline is ‘Invented for life.’ This does not only apply to our products but extends to our employees,” said Jon Green, director of engineering for video systems at Bosch’s Lancaster facility. “By supporting STEM initiatives in our local community, we are encouraging young men and women to follow their dreams to become future engineers, scientists and technicians.”

The grants were awarded to the following programs:

- Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13): A grant of $30,000 continues the Bosch Community Fund’s support of implementing the Engineering byDesign™ (EbD™) program by helping purchase an EbD State Consortium membership, developing a team of authorized trainers to instruct educators throughout the state, and offering enhanced EbD-related products and services to IU13 schools. This grant is the second installment of a three-year investment that will establish Lancaster County as an educational and engineering hub that will eventually help initiate a statewide application of the EbD program.

- Lancaster Science Factory: This $5,000 grant provides funds for 400 sixth-grade students to participate in a science field trip program to the Lancaster Science Factory. During the program, students enrolled in public, private or home schools take part in a hands-on, interactive environment where they gain a deeper understanding of STEM concepts through the science center’s exhibits and demonstrations. Annually, the program hosts an average of 1,300 sixth-graders and provides teachers with educational resources that are in direct alignment with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and state-mandated STEM curriculum.

“The Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit is excited to continue our work training educators in the Engineering ByDesign Framework, to improve teaching and learning here, and throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Brian D. Barnhart, Ed.D., executive director, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. “We are appreciative of the vision of Bosch to impact our next generation of learners – future doctors, engineers and leaders!”

Since 2015, organizations in the Lancaster community have received $65,000 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 Lancaster Grant 2017 - April 2017

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