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Bosch Community Fund, on behalf of ESCRYPT in Canada, awards grant in Region of Waterloo, Ontario, to support local STEM education

  • First Canadian grant from the Bosch Community Fund to be awarded in Region of Waterloo, Ontario, will support instructor training, curriculum development and student workshops
  • Grant recipient Perimeter Institute, a leading center for scientific research and training in theoretical physics, provides resources to schools in Region of Waterloo
  • Bosch Community Fund awards grants in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and environmental sustainability

WATERLOO, Ontario – Bosch Community Fund, on behalf of ESCRYPT in Canada, recently presented the first Canadian grant in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario. The $35,000 grant went to Perimeter Institute, which will use the funding to increase local teacher and student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants to organizations in communities in the U.S. and Canada in which Bosch has business locations. ESCRYPT in Canada, a member of the Bosch group of companies, provides leading cybersecurity products and services to automotive and smart-city customers. The company opened its Canadian headquarters in Waterloo in 2016.

“With this grant, ESCRYPT and the Bosch Community Fund celebrate and support STEM education and career development in the Waterloo community,” said David MacFarlane, president of ESCRYPT in Canada. “By providing access to training, hands-on activities and learning opportunities, Perimeter Institute will continue to engage, inspire and train the STEM leaders of the future.”

Perimeter Institute’s Educational Outreach team provides STEM resources and training to schools, instructors and students in the Waterloo area. The outreach program focuses on teacher training programs, class materials, educational resource kits and local events to promote the pursuit of STEM-related studies and careers.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support from ESCRYPT and the Bosch Community Fund,” said Greg Dick, director of educational outreach at Perimeter Institute. “Their support will help Perimeter not only inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians, but also provide local teachers with hands-on, in-class resources. These efforts will help students deepen their understanding of modern science and develop critical skills for their future."

The Bosch Community Fund strives to ensure that creative and practical STEM learning opportunities are accessible to students through project-based experiences. This grant will provide STEM resources for teachers and increase student access to hands-on STEM programs, demonstrating the Bosch Community Fund’s commitment to supporting local education.

Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations in North America that are invited to participate in the program. Since its establishment in 2011, the Bosch Community Fund has awarded nearly $19 million in grants to various organizations and educational institutions throughout North America.

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About the Bosch Community Fund

The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded nearly $19 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 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. According to preliminary figures, in 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and www.bosch.ca.

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 34,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit twitter.com/boschusa, twitter.com/boschmexico and http://www.bosch.ca.