Skip to main content

Mars Area School District

Mobile Menu Toggle

Middle School Teachers Receive Innovative Classroom Grants

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. 

For more information, call (724) 625-3145 or visit