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Sandy Springs schools earn STEM grants
by Staff Reports
July 31, 2013 10:43 AM | 3357 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In a news release, the Sandy Springs Education Force earlier this month announced it recently invited all 11 public schools in Sandy Springs to apply for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grants, and awarded them to eight schools.

The grantees received funding ranging from $500 to $1,000:

o North Springs Charter High School will use the funds to start a computer science club.

o Riverwood International Charter School will use the funds to support the current RoboRaiders Robotic Team.

o Ridgeview Charter Middle School will use the funds to start an after-school science and math initiative that funds a “hands on” learning lab experience for all students.

o Sandy Springs Charter Middle School will use the funds to for an evolution/classification/body system science unit as part of the science exploration enrichment program for the After School All-Stars program.

o Ison Springs Elementary School will use the funds to support a robotics after school club providing students with an engaging activity that integrates science, technology, science and math.

o Lake Forest Elementary School will use the funds to implement an after-school robotic club to prepare fourth- and fifth-graders to compete in the First Lego League.

o Spalding Charter Elementary School will use the funds to offer an after-school First Lego League opportunity to its third- through fifth-graders.

o Woodland Elementary School will use the funds to start an after-school STEM program which will target fourth- and fifth-graders as a testing ground for a STEM lab program school wide.

The force’s STEM grants are an outward extension of the organization’s annual community-wide STEM event, held in February.

In 2013 the STEM event, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, included cutting-edge exhibits, career options and dynamic discussions in health science and technology.
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