For Release: 11/26/2012

Innovative Educators Rewarded by WPS Foundation

Green Bay, WI - The winners of the 2012-2013 Innovative Educator Grants have been announced by the program's sponsor, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. The program, now in its sixth year, awards innovative teaching programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The WPS Foundation is funded by corporation shareowners and NOT electric or natural gas customers.

This year, 32 applications were received and 14 projects were awarded. Middle school and high school educators whose school districts were within the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) service area were encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 grants. An independent panel of judges from the energy education field selected the finalists for WPS.

Award Winning School Location Project
Brillion School District Brillion Expansion of robotics program
Crandon High School Crandon Solar powered wildlife cam
De Pere High School De Pere Motorized mechanics using green energy
De Pere High School De Pere Solar Rover Project
Edgar High School Edgar "In house" immunology study
Franklin Middle School Green Bay STEM community opportunities
Green Bay Southwest Green Bay Aqua-ponics and innovation in food
Green Bay Southwest Green Bay Electric use monitoring
Green Bay West High School Green Bay Digital microscopy to enhance student learning
Lombardi Middle School Green Bay Aerospace and weather balloon project
St. Thomas Aquinas Marinette Stream monitoring
Southern Door High School Brussels Plant tissue culture study
Wausaukee School District Wausaukee Robotics
Wrightstown High School Wrightstown Robotics programming for design

About Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, incorporated in 1964, is a private, charitable foundation that supports charities and organizations that need financial assistance. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is funded by shareowners of the corporation, not by its electric and gas customers. The Foundation provides nearly $1.0 million annually in contributions to programs that support activities in the areas of arts and culture, community and neighborhood development, education, human services and health and care for the environment.

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