We’re very pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation’s very first STEM grants.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) prepares young people for jobs of the future and to ultimately fill much-needed positions in Indiana. Chosen to receive grants this year were…

Orleans Elementary Math Bowl team–$206 for calculators

Orleans High School Robotics Team–$500 for expansion of robot design

Paoli High School Agriculture Department–$3,500 for food science research

Springs Valley High School SeaPerch Team–$4,218 for underwater robotics program

Throop After School Robotics Team–$3,500 for robotic kits

Cub Scout Pack #384–$576 for space derby, rainwater regatta, and pinewood derby kits

Selection committee consisted of local STEM professionals Jim Pingle, former Orange County Lilly Scholar Michael Magill, and Jim White. Approval of selections was ultimately made by the Orange County Community Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors.