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Detroit Public Schools Receives $35,000 for STEM Ed Projects

Twenty-six teachers at Detroit Public Schools will have funding for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects thanks to $35,000 in grants.

Provided by Bosch Energy, Science and Technology (BEST), the grants will fund "teacher-submitted projects that range from building a remotely operated vehicle that can function in a submarine environment to creating a robotics program for elementary school students to erecting a rainwater irrigation system for rooftop gardens," according to a news release.

Award winners and their schools include:

"The more we can do to provide resources to schools, the greater the opportunity teachers will have to make a positive impact on students' curiosity," said Kathleen Owsley, executive director, Bosch Community Fund, in a prepared statement. "We want students to understand the types of high-tech, good-paying jobs these fields offer. We were impressed with the innovative ideas submitted by the teachers and look forward to positive results from the work that they will do with their students."

BEST has also donated $10,000 to DPS to support the district's Go Green Challenge, a program in which participating schools try to lower energy costs by changing the behavior of building occupants.

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