U.S. Virgin Islands-The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is awarding nearly $35,000 in grants to support a variety of STEM programs and projects within the public schools. These grants were made possible by a contribution from the AT&T Foundation and the Children’s Trust of the Virgin Islands.
Hundreds of students within the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John districts will have the opportunity to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on, creative instruction. Teachers and professionals were required to submit proposals that aimed to improve student achievement. Preference was given to proposals where students are directly involved in the project. These grants range from $1,500-$5,000 and will be used to boost STEM education within the Virgin Islands public schools.
Third-grade students at the Juanita Gardine Elementary School on St. Croix look forward to working with robots to strengthen mathematical and computational literacy skills. Physics students at the Charlotte Amalie High School will engage in team building exercises to construct wind turbines, a potential source of renewable energy for the Territory. These are a few of the many enriching projects that were selected as recipients of the 2016 STEM Grants. See below for the complete list of grantees.
|Ludovic Atemazem||Charlotte Amalie High School||St. Thomas||Building and Understanding Wind Turbine|
|Steve Bullock||Elena L. Christian Junior High School||St. Croix||Rocketry/ SeaPerch ROV (Robotics)|
|Colleen Clarke||St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center||St. Croix||Cybersecurity|
|Astrid Hypolite||Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School||St. Thomas||ICL Math Subscription|
|Shem Matthew||Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School||St. Thomas||Integrating STEM with the Arts|
|Everett Ryan||Claude O. Markoe Elementary School
Juanita Gardine Elementary School
|Coding is Cool
Robotics and Computational Thinking
|JoAnne M. Saunders||Lockhart Elementary School||St. Thomas||For the Kids, By the Kids|
|Natasha Wright||Ivanna Eudora Kean High School||St. Thomas||Computer Programming Academy|
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