Bosch Community Fund awards nearly $45,000 to Wisconsin schools for STEM projects

February 26, 2014

The Bosch Community Fund (BCF), in conjunction with leadership at Bosch’s New Richmond and Shell Lake, Wis., facilities, has awarded almost $45,000 to two school districts to support nine projects, all of which are designed to allow students to apply their learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in hands-on, experiential settings.

The grants awarded to Shell Lake Schools are $6,500 to support the purchase of alternative/renewable energy kits; $5,230 to purchase robotics kits and accessories to expand the district’s robotics program; $5,000 to purchase 3-D design and prototype package kits for the technology and engineering education department; and $3,000 to support building materials, transportation, lodging, and tournament entry fees for Shell Lake students to participate in the Science Olympiad.

The grants awarded to New Richmond Schools are $10,000 to support the New Richmond High Mileage Vehicle Program, in which students design and manufacture a car; $4,650 to purchase a Bridgeport® mill for machining classes; $2,500 to purchase a Cubify CubeX 3-D printer; and $950 to purchase 10 VEX® kits that will allow students to work on electromechanical simulations.

The company also gave $7,000 to the New Richmond Area Community Foundation for the purchase of two early literacy stations for the New Richmond Library.