SBPLI Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant to Support Math and Science Education
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Representatives from School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) and Motorola Solutions Foundation will be joined by local elected officials and members of the high school robotics teams for a special check presentation to SBPLI from Motorola Solutions Foundation.
Thanks to a $25,000 Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, this will ensure that SBPLI will continue to bring back the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Hofstra University for another year. This annual competition not only brings the elements of problem solving, friendly competition and teamwork but helps children develop an interest in science, engineering and technology.
September 20, 2012
Wind Watch Golf & Country Club
1715 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
· Joani Madarash, Executive Director, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
· Hans Zobel, Chairman, School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc.
· Tom Boehm, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Research and Development, Software Engineering, Motorola Solutions and Mentor, Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team #329
· Local elected officials
· Members of local high school robotics teams with their robots and mentors
Mr. Boehm presenting the check to Ms. Madarash and Mr. Zobel.
In a recent graduation speech, President Barack Obama said, “The nation that excels in science and math and technology… is going to be the nation that rises to the top in the 21st century.”
Together with the Motorola Solutions Foundation, SBPLI is looking to provide an environment for students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through innovative programming that will provide students across the United States a hands-on, interactive experience with STEM education.
Each year, SBPLI puts on the Long Island Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition at Hofstra University. Here, students learn about problem solving, teamwork and gracious professionalism. The purpose is to generate students’ interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology so they can go on to study those subjects in college and, upon graduation, pursue a career in those same fields.
SBPLI was among more than 85 STEM organizations across the U.S. that received funding from the 2012 Motorola Solutions Foundation's Innovation Generation grant program. This year, the Foundation provided $4.9 million in grants to 87 organizations across the U.S. The 2012 grants will affect more than 178,000 students and teachers, providing nearly 18 million hours of STEM learning for the 2012-2013 grant year.
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