WPS Foundation Awards Area 'Innovative' Educators

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Green Bay, WI - The winners of the 2013-2014 Innovative Educator Grants have been announced by the program's sponsor, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. The program, now in its seventh year, awards innovative teaching programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Since the program’s inception, 85 projects have received more than $78,000. These projects benefit multiple classrooms; sometimes the entire school.

The WPS Foundation is funded by corporation shareowners and NOT electric or natural gas customers. This year 36 applications were received; with $16,854 awarded to 18 projects. 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. The awards go to:

  • Ashwaubenon High School - Literacy thru STEAM
  • Bay Shore Community Academy, Oconto - Kitchen Engineering
  • Chilton High Schools - Engineering and Robotics
  • D.C. Everest Middle School, Wausau - Wonders of Water
  • Edgar High School - Biotechnology Hands On
  • Green Bay West High School - Digital Probes and Sensors
  • Green Bay West High School - Alternative Powered Garden Cultivator
  • Green Bay Southwest High School - Radiation Monitors and Equipment
  • Green Bay Southwest Agriscience - Agricultural Orchard
  • Horace Mann Middle School, Wausau - Stream Monitoring
  • Manitowoc Lutheran High School - Watt's up Device
  • Notre Dame of De Pere - First Lego League Robotics
  • Oconto High School - TI-84 Graphing Calculators
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, Marinette - Alternative Energy
  • Southern Door School District, Brussels - Energy Conservation Education
  • Tomahawk School District - School Composting
  • Wausau Engineering & Global Leadership Academy - Projectile Motion Devices
  • Wausau High School - Planetarium - World Wide Telescope Dome

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 $1.2 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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