The School of the Holy Name of Mary in San Dimas recently received a STEM grant of $ 4,444 from the US Toshiba Foundation. These funds will support the STEM program, in which students program drones.
According to a press release from Carol Chambers, a school computer science teacher, the program will encode students in grades six through eighth for drone flight and learn how to use programmable drones.
In addition to learning programming, students will practice skills including collaboration and communication. The goal of the school is to increase student interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects by 10%.
Toshiba America Foundation grants fund projects designed by individual classroom teachers. Grants support equipment for hands-on experiments and research approaches to the curriculum.
The Toshiba America Foundation, founded in 1990 with the support of Toshiba Corp. and the Toshiba America Group companies, is a not-for-profit grant-making organization dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for children from kindergarten to 12th grade in US schools.
Saint Mary’s School at 124 San Dimas Canyon Street, a Catholic school offering preschool through eighth grade activities. For information, call 909-542-0449 or visit hnmschool.org.