PRESS RELEASE

DATE:  October 17, 2017

CONTACT:  
Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527  

 

Vero Beach, FL – October 17, 2017 – The School District of Indian River County is pleased to announce that Sebastian River High School has received a $1,365.60 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation (TAF). These funds will support the Biochemistry Inquiry in Mrs. Dawn Arnett's 1B Chemistry II course.

Juniors in the 1B Chemistry course are investigating the Biochemistry option as one of four scientific exploration options in the 1B curriculum. The goal of this project is to provide hands on experiments in Biochemistry using wet lab inquiries such as Lipids, Antacids, and Lactose Intolerance.

Principal Todd Racine, stated, "This grant, written by Mrs. Arnett, will provide students the real-life experience that is critical in connecting theory to practice. We are grateful for her motivation to bring STEM opportunities to her students through this Toshiba grant."

Toshiba America Foundation's grants fund projects designed by individual classroom teachers. This "direct-to-teacher" approach brings immediate results. Teachers are able to change the way they teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum because of the equipment for hands-on experiments and inquiry-based approaches the grant supports. At TAF, we believe that STEM is a lot more fun than just reading a textbook. TAF grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators. The grants make the classroom a more exciting place for both teachers and students.

 

About Toshiba America Foundation

Founded in 1990 with support from Toshiba Corporation and the Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is a non-profit grant making organization dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for K to 12 students in U.S. schools. TAF grants support public and nonprofit private schools throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: www.toshiba.com/taf