Tucson Unified School District
2013 Donation: $10,000
This year the Harriet Johnson Elementary School hosted Camp Invention®, a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) summer school program. The K-2 school was built in 1991 in the Tucson Unified School District, with over 350 students enrolled.
The school is located near the Pascua Yaqui (Native American) reservation and is primarily made up of Native Americans. The school lost its state funding and would have been unable to send a group of their students to attend Camp Invention in 2014.
However, thanks to the donations of our Tucson employees through the EdAhead Initiative, 24 students between the ages of 4 and 8 years old were able to participate in the program.
- Harriett Johnson Elementary School hosted Camp Intervention, a STEM summer school program
- The school has approximately 350 students enrolled and is located near the Pascua Yaqui (Native American) reservation where its student population is primarily Native American
- The school lost state funding that would have been used to send a group of its students to Camp Invention in 2014
- EdAhead funding paid for 24 students ranging in ages 4 to 8 years old to attend the Camp Invention summer school program
- The summer school modules included education, hands on problem solving, tasting experiments, alternative energy cars and bionic ears.
Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation
Santa Monica, CA
2013 Donation: $180,000
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s Malibu office donated $30,000 to sponsor an intern scholarship program for Santa Monica-Malibu School District. Several intern applicants were screened and seven were selected for the internship.
The duration of the internship was six weeks, intended to help the interns gain confidence and give them exposure of the corporate world.
We welcomed our first group of interns on July 7, 2014. They worked at the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. headquarters, and we couldn’t have been more excited to have them!
- Seven rising seniors were screened and selected for a six week paid internship program at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility’s corporate office
- Selected interns worked in Finance, Marketing, Technology and Legal departments
- Each intern was awarded a $4,300 scholarship on August 22, 2014 during a special event where school administrators, parents and the press were invited to recognize them for their exemplary performance and dedication to the program.
- Scholarship funds will be given to the interns upon acceptance and class registration to a college or university
Millburn Short Hills Education Foundation
Short Hills, NJ
2013 Donation: $15,000
- Funding was used to support the development and execution of an intermediate robotics course
- A group of eight graders’ technical capabilities were evaluated prior to starting the pilot robotics curriculum in the spring of 2014
- The team created Mr. Robotico, a 4’10” robot. The team also created Tetrix “Artist Robot”, which was controlled by a game controller. Artist Robot created art on paper on the floor via a remote control
- During the summer of 2014 the Robotics curriculum was completed and approved in September
- Twenty eighth grade candidates were interviewed for the robotics course which began on October 2
- The class meets once a week after school for 2 hours. Included in the course is instruction as well as a competition
- In addition to the intermediate robotics course, the groundwork in now in place to support the following programs:
- Kinesthetic Art, a collaboration between art and movement provided by students engaged in the robotics program
- Girls Coding, a national initiative to promote girls to pursue STEM careers
- With the existing programs including the Kinesthetic Art, there are now over 100 students engaged in Robotics initiated in part by the EdAhead donation
Bethlehem Area School District
2013 Donation Amount: $30,000
- PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM programs with K-12 curriculums and high –quality teacher professional development.
- The first course in the PTLW Engineering sequence “Introduction to Engineering Design” was launched beginning with the 2014 – 2015 school year
- Teachers were selected from a pool of volunteers to attend an intensive two-week PLTW training at Bucknell University in July, 2014
- Funding was used to purchase computers, 3-D modeling software, printers, VEX Robot kits and 3-D printers
- Course activities will include designing and building real world solutions to problems through the use of technology, science and math
- There are currently 190 students are enrolled in the “Introduction to Engineering Design” course
- A second course “Principles of Engineering” will be launched for the 2015-2016 school year
Guilford County Enrichment Fund
Greensboro, North Carolina
2013 Donation Amount: $10,000
- Established the Future Thinkers, Doers and Innovators Fund with credit being given to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility
- Provides funding for student participation in national conferences related to academic or career inters such as national performing arts competitions and academic challenge competitions such as Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the mind or Robotics
- The fund will be a need based scholarship program with a primary focus on assisting students in grades 6 – 12
- Students may request up to 35% or $750 of the per person cost, though priority will be given to students with the greatest demonstrated financial need (families earning less than $35,000 per year)
- Online applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis beginning with the 2015 spring semester
- $7,500 in matching funds were received from TE Connectivity to support the Robotics part of the fund