Toyota and Project Lead the Way Award STEM Grants to U.S. Schools
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subject areas are very important, for students who gain a solid education in STEM will help shape the technologies and innovations in the future. As one of the world’s leading automakers, Toyota knows firsthand the value of STEM training, and this is why they recently partnered with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) in the awarding of $290,000 in grants to 22 K-12 schools in Southwest Indiana to help improve STEM education.
“This grant will allow us to enhance our students’ learning and provide opportunities to better prepare them for future STEM careers. We believe our students deserve every opportunity to gain a first-class education. This partnership with Toyota and PLTW helps us provide that.” – Kevin Smith, Principal at Wood Memorial High School in Indiana
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Toyota STEM Grants to Provide Hands-on Classroom Activities
The $290,000 in grants will help provide curriculum focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. They also help create engaging, hands-on classrooms for students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to thrive. Wood Memorial High School in Oakland City, Indiana, is one such school to receive a grant. Wood Memorial was awarded $20,000 to implement Project Lead the Way’s computer science curriculum that encourages students to create technology. This new grant is a continuation of Toyota’s support of PTLW. Last year, PTLW received a $2 million grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to support approximately 115 K-12 schools in the U.S.