On March 18, 2011 UEEF announced the recipients of its largest awards to date.
UEEF challenged teams of teachers to design an outstanding educational experience for their students.
From a number of excellent proposals, the Foundation chose to give a $10,000 Collaboration Grant to UEHS teachers Deborah Daugherty and Terre Trupp for their project, “Step into STEM: the Physics and Biology of Human Movement.” Their science students will collect and analyze data from a computer-driven biomechanical arm and leg using skills in biology, physics, engineering, technology, and math. Studying the real life applications of this information will give students experiences that hopefully will encourage them to pursue careers in these fields.
A second Collaboration Grant for $6,000 was awarded to a team of teachers from Charles F. Johnson Elementary School for their project “Sensory Integration.” Emily Ashman, Cheryl Humphrey, Liliana Kinback, and Kerry Zostrant will be creating a partnership among school/community professionals and families to address the needs of kindergarten and first grade students who have been identified with sensory issues.
UEEF is proud to be the sponsor of these exciting educational projects.