CFVI Awards STEM Grants to Public School Educators in the Territory

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.


Grant Recipient School Island Project
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

St. Croix



St. Croix

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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