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.