Wednesday April 4, Committee Chair Tammie Niemann awarded 6 "March Madness" STEM grants, totaling $4399, that will benefit more than 1000 students!  
Tavelli Elementary Kindergarten teacher Amie Tyler received $1000 to build 50 take-home backpack kits ("homework for Kindergarteners"), 10 in each science, technology, engineering and math, to encourage family involvement in  education.  Her excitement for her job was obvious!
Ann Alfonso, Principal of Bethke Elementary,  accepted our grant for $1000 to purchase Bee Bots and Makey Makey kits. 
Geoffrey Schroeder of Weber Middle School received a $770 grant to purchase 3D tool heads and flexible filaments, allowing an expanded 3D and Online Design program touching 90 upperclassmen  and every 6th grader.
Expanding Your Horizons, a non-profit geared toward exposing PSD middle school girls to STEM careers received a $419 grant to purchase laser equipment to be used by physics, engineering and architecture workshops at their annual conference.  Accepting the award for EYH was Megan, a CSU Grad Student volunteering at EYH.  
Werner Elementary 1st Grade received $500 for an iPad mini and stand to teach STEM and 21st Century skills.  
PSD Global Academy received $710.00 for a hotshot raceway and timer to study aerodynamic principals, efficiency and speed of cars.