A Bosch award for STEAM education

The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded an inaugural grant supporting
organizations in the Ann Arbor community. The $56,826 grant to Ann Arbor
Public Schools (AAPS) allows for Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programming at
alternative AAPS high schools.

“Bosch is proud to support the students and teachers of AAPS engaged in science,
technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programs,” said Vivek
Jaikamal, director of engineering for a subsidiary of the Bosch Group.

As a result of the Bosch Community Fund grant, an increased number of
students at Pathways and Community High Schools will be exposed to STEAM
programming. STEAM learning spaces in the two high schools are undergoing
renovation, including upgrading of lighting, electrical and dust-collection
systems, technology, storage and adaptable furniture. The grant also provides
support to the schools’ integrated science curriculum through purchasing
fuel-cell vehicles, enhancing energy and environmental units, and giving
Pathways the ability to purchase robotics materials to support the robotics
engineering curriculum.