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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