Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Eva Belanyiova, tru welu, Blue Box Blog, Kevin Jackson, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Bosch Gives Nearly $250,000 to Anderson, S.C., Community and Local Schools to Support STEM Education and Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Investing in education to advance innovation and protect the environment is a hallmark of Bosch, a company whose products are “Invented for life.” The Bosch Anderson plant and the Bosch Community Fund (BCF), a U.S.-based foundation, recently awarded nearly a quarter of a million dollars in Anderson, S.C., in various grants to support students’ learning and hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and sustainability initiatives.

The grants were presented during the past several weeks by leadership from Bosch’s Anderson plant at various school meetings and events. This includes a $100,000 grant to Tri-County Technical College, which was presented today to Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, college president. Several grants, totaling about $124,000, were awarded to Anderson School Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. And, the presentation of a $25,000 environmental grant for Sadlers Creek State Park will be made later this spring at the park.

The grant to Tri-County Technical College will support the Mechatronics and Industrial Electronics Technology programs. The funds will go toward upgrading equipment offerings in the programs, providing additional laboratory sections and allowing the hiring of adjunct faculty for these expanded laboratories to give more personal attention to students. This grant will enable Tri-County Technical College to further engage students and help develop a technical workforce.

“We look for opportunities in the U.S. to encourage the next generation of talented young men and women to pursue educational goals in STEM subjects and sustainability initiatives,” said John Kuta, senior vice president, plant manager technical, at Bosch of Anderson. “These grants will help further engage students and provide even more opportunity for them.

“Bosch is very honored to award these grants to Anderson, a community where we have such deep roots and where many of our associates and their families live,” Kuta said.

According to Dr. Booth, partnerships with industry are essential to his college’s success: “Tri-County Technical College has long enjoyed a good working relationship with Bosch Anderson. Having the perspective of industry is important because it helps the Tri-County faculty develop meaningful programs so that our students can successfully enter the world of work and grow in their respective careers. Today, we named two labs – a mechatronics lab and an industrial electronics lab – in Bosch’s honor. Having our labs associated with a respected, global company like Bosch will serve as a constant reminder of our shared commitment to education.”

In addition to the Tri-County Technical College grant, Randy Bunch, director of human resources and continuous improvement process at Bosch’s Anderson plant, delivered these grants to the following organizations:

  • Anderson School District 1: This $25,000 grant to Anderson School District 1 supports the continued, successful implementation of two programs. First, the grant will purchase STEM kits made available by the SAE International, "A World in Motion” (AWIM). The kits will be given to every fifth-grade classroom in all elementary schools for Anderson’s School District 1. Benchmarked to national standards, the AWIM program incorporates the laws of physics, motion, flight and electronics into age-appropriate, hands-on activities that reinforce classroom STEM curriculum. In addition, this grant will provide AWIM Fuel Cell Kits for the Palmetto High School physics class. Both of these important modules provide students the opportunity to work together to design and test their own theories with an actual product, and to present their findings in an attempt to sell their product to a manufacturer.
  • Anderson School District 2: This $25,000 grant will support a three-week STEM summer program hosting 200 at-risk, first- through fourth-grade students. In a daily STEM career exploration session, the program will provide project-based activities and study themes around inventing.
  • Anderson School District 3: This $24,336 grant was divided to support five separate projects for a number of schools. Included in the projects are professional training for five teachers at the iSTEM Institute, as well as a family engineering night to increase the community’s understanding of STEM. The grant also will provide innovative technology to increase student’s research and inquiry-based learning, and support the Junior FIRST LEGO™ League, the CO2 Dragster Project and Conservation ‘App’titude project.
  • Anderson School District 4: This $25,000 grant will support a district-wide program called STEMulating Inquiry, Investigation and Innovation. This project is designed to integrate STEM project-based instructional strategies for K-12 students and provide professional development for district teachers.
  • Anderson School District 5: This $24,788 grant will support Camp Discovery, a two-week summer STEM-enrichment program for children from the Title I Schools in the district. The goal of this program is to focus on at-risk students and to increase their awareness, understanding and knowledge of STEM content with a focus on ecosystems.
  • Beautiful Places Alliance: This $25,000 grant to the Beautiful Places Alliance supports the development of an interpretive environment at Sadlers Creek State Park. The grant will provide for environmental education and interpretation to groups, individuals and the community at large, and encourage the community to interact with the wonderful natural environment at Sadlers Creek. The project includes trailside interpretive signage, a fisheries management kiosk and several waysides on the fishing pier. A formal check presentation will be made at the park at a later date.

About the Bosch Community Fund:

The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, awards up to $3 million annually in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

About Bosch:

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.” Additional information on the global organization is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures. Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced that it is introducing DevOps automation to the API lifecycle. New capabilities in Akana's API Management platform significantly reduce the time required to update API definitions and versions. DevOps teams will be able to work faster in designing and developing APIs, as well as managing them at runtime and publishing them to a portal.
IndependenceIT has been selected by nGenx to power Windows-based DaaS and application delivery on Google Compute Engine to support the delivery of GoldMine Cloud software. For independent software vendors (ISVs) like GoldMine, this expands the theater of operations to increase revenue opportunities while reducing software management and maintenance liabilities. IndependenceIT was selected by application and desktop pioneer, nGenx, to deliver its “Bring Your Own Cloud” strategy to GoldMine and o...
The web app is Agile. The REST API is Agile. The testing and planning are Agile. But alas, Data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes which force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software orga...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, office buildings identify and preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and intent analytics as a service to local connecte...
DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo New York is offering a limited time FREE "Expo Plus" registration option in New York. On site registration price of $1,95 will be set to 'free' for delegates who register during special offer. To take advantage of this opportunity, attendees can use the coupon code, and secure their registration to attend all keynotes, @DevOpsSummit sessions at Cloud Expo, expo floor, and SYS-CON.tv power panels. Special FREE registration givess access to all Containers and Microservi...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The basic integration architecture, as defined by ESBs, hasn’t changed for more than a decade. Most cloud integration providers still rely on an ESB architecture and their proprietary connectors. As a result, enterprise integration projects suffer from constraints of availability and reliability of these connectors that are not re-usable across other integration vendors. However, the rapid adoption of APIs and almost ubiquitous availability of APIs amongst most SaaS and Cloud applications are ra...
The world is at a tipping point where the technology, the device and global adoption are converging to such a point that we will see an explosion of a world where smartphone devices not only allow us to talk to each other, but allow for communication between everything – serving as a central hub from which we control our world – MediaTek is at the heart of both driving this and allowing the markets to drive this reality forward themselves. The next wave of consumer gadgets is here – smart, con...
The only place to be Nov 3-5 is Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo | DevOps Summit 2015 West at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data and DevOps companies. Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo are the leading events covering the booming market of Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data for the enterprise. Speakers from all over the world will be hand-picked...
The enterprise market will drive IoT device adoption over the next five years. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Greenough, an analyst at BI Intelligence, division of Business Insider, will analyze how companies will adopt IoT products and the associated cost of adopting those products. John Greenough is the lead analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence- Business Insider’s paid research service. Numerous IoT companies have cited his analysis of the IoT. Prior to joining B...
While there are hundreds of public and private cloud hosting providers to choose from, not all clouds are created equal. If you’re seeking to host enterprise-level mission-critical applications, where Cloud Security is a primary concern, WHOA.com is setting new standards for cloud hosting, and has established itself as a major contender in the marketplace. We are constantly seeking ways to innovate and leverage state-of-the-art technologies. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Mike Rivera, Seni...
“We are a managed services company. We have taken the key aspects of the cloud and the purposed data center and merged the two together and launched the Purposed Cloud about 18–24 months ago," explained Chetan Patwardhan, CEO of Stratogent, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. The “Second Containers & Microservices Conference” will take place November 3-5, 2015, at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
SYS-CON Events announced today DevOps.com will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Launched in 2014, DevOps.com has quickly established itself as an indispensable resource for DevOps education and community building. DevOps.com make it their mission to cover all aspects of DevOps – philosophy, tools, business impact, best practices and more.