Two Mars Area Middle School teachers received PPG Foundation Innovative Classroom grants.
Erin Bridge, programming teacher, was awarded a $1,000 grant for the purchase of Sphero robots and the Sphero Edu App. Students will use the technology to design, build and program Sphero “battle bots,” which utilize a variety of programming languages.
Adam Benson, technology education teacher, received $850 towards the purchase of a 3-D printer, which students will use to design, create and test their concepts and ideas within the classroom.
The PPG Foundation mini-grant program supports projects that spark students’ interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Sharon Bird, PPG Industries TrueFinish Marketing & Support Manager, helped to champion the grant applications.
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