Science Teachers Receive $550,000 in Grants

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Toyota recognized 78 science teachers nationwide with $550,000 in grants via its Toyota Tapestry: Grants for Science Teachers program at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference on Science Education in Boston, MA. The company selected 78 proposals for funding from the more than 500 submitted by K-12 teachers.

The projects funded by the Toyota Tapestry program are expected to be implemented in classrooms beginning in June 2008. Of the $550,000 granted, 50 teachers received up to $10,000 each, and 28 received grants of up to $2,500 each.

With more than $8 million in grants awarded to 986 teams of teachers since inception, the program is open to elementary, middle and high school science teachers in the United States and its territories, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Grants are awarded for projects that stand out in creativity, risk-taking and originality in three areas: environmental science, physical science and integrating literacy, and science. Also at the conference, Toyota was recognized for its contribution toward the construction of a new, state-of-the-art science education center in Arlington, VA and corresponding Web-based resource portal to be used by science teachers nationwide.

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About the author: Bridget McCrea is a business and technology writer in Clearwater, FL. She can be reached at bridgetmc@earthlink.net.

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About the Author

Bridget McCrea is a business and technology writer in Clearwater, FL. She can be reached at bridgetmc@earthlink.net.

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