FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded more than $50,000 in grants to schools and organizations in the Charlotte area.
The nine grants fund student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as environmental sustainability.
Grants went to the following organizations:
• MeckEd’s Career Pathways STEMersion Experience – $10,000
• Olympic High School Foundation’s Robotics & STEMfest – $8,000
• UNC Charlotte’s Development of a STEM Exhibit on Sustainable Energy Sources for Rail Propulsion – $5,000
• Central Piedmont Community College Foundation’s Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament – $5,000
• Charlotte Works’ North Carolina Certified Career Pathways Training – $5,000
• Discovery Place’s Summer Leadership Institute 2018 – $5,000
• Citizen Schools’ Hands-on STEM Apprenticeships for Middle School Students – $5,000
• Queen City Robotics’ FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge Tournaments – $5,000
• Mecklenburg County Council’s STEM in Scouting Initiative (on behalf of Boy Scouts of America Exploring) – $5,000
“We feel each grant is much more than a financial investment,” said Paul Cooke, CEO and president of Bosch Rexroth in North America. “By helping local students pursue STEM-related paths from kindergarten to career, we’re investing in our future workforce and in the economic health of the community overall.”