Dow Awards Education Grants to 4 BISD Schools

Dow Awards Education Grants to 4 BISD Schools
Posted on 12/06/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Dow Awards Education Grants to 4 BISD SchoolsRecipients for the Dow Gives Education Grants Program for its Texas Operations were recently announced. The Education Grants Program gives K-12 schools the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in grant funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects. This year, four Brazosport ISD schools applied for and received grant funding. Congratulations goes to Griffith, Polk and Velasco Elementary schools along with Freeport Intermediate for being selected as educational grant recipients as part of this year’s Dow Gives Education Grants program.

The award winning projects included:

Madge Griffith Elementary Principal Karen Matt and Assistant Principal Ken Wilson were awarded $8494.48 in Dow grant funds to purchase and implement an Outdoor STEM Learning Lab, transforming  green space with an outdoor classroom for inquiry-driven learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)..

Gladys Polk Elementary teacher Susan Geisler was granted $7600 to assist in the purchasing of  a Full STEM Ahead: 3D Market Day learning experiences and opportunities for the entire school.

Velasco Elementary teacher Frances Macomber was awarded $6,500 to purchase technology for the schools Mobile STEM Lab that will turn any classroom into a high-tech learning environment, with all the tools necessary to deliver dynamic, interactive lessons on almost any science, technology, engineering and math subject.

Freeport Intermediate Assistant Principal David Rayburn will use the $10287.50 grant funding to   purchase an Aquaponic STEM Lab, a hybrid food growing technology combining the best of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing veggies without soil).

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation provides this opportunity to K-12 schools in Southern Brazoria County in an effort to increase interest and excellence in math and/or science. Winning schools will now have the opportunity to incorporate new technology and curriculum enhancements to the science, technology, engineering and math programs they offer their students.

 Our sincere gratitude goes to Dow for their continued partnership and support of our students. Thank you for providing grants, services and funding to help ensure BISD students have an abundance of innovative learning opportunities.

FIS Dow Grant Winner
Freeport Intermediate Principal Ian White and Assistant Principal David Rayburn.

Griffith Dow Grant Winner
Madge Griffith Assistant Ken Wilson and and Principal Dr. Karen Matt.

Polk Dow Grant Winner
Polk Elementary Teacher Susan Geisler.

Velasco Dow Grant Winner
Velasco Elementary Teacher Frances Macomber.
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