Grant Program Description: The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has developed a program called "Technology in Education" to provide access to STEM education throughout Western Pennsylvania. This program was developed by the Foundation along with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and school districts to provide equal STEM learning opportunities in the state of Pennsylvania. The "Technology in Education" initiative is an umbrella of two separate programs including: STEAM Lending Libraries and STEAM Learning Libraries. STEAM Lending Libraries is a program that works directly with Intermediate Units to create fully functional STEM learning centers. The following IUs will benefit from obtaining a lending library or an enhancement at their site: IU2, AIU3, IU4, IU5, IU6, IU7, IU8, IU27, and IU28. The AIU3 will also serve as the fiscal agent on this project. The STEAM Learning Libraries offers students and teachers access to a comprehensive STEM library located in each school district. Franklin Regional School District has been selected by the Foundation to receive this upgrade throughout all libraries in the district. This project will directly serve students in Kindergarten through 12th grade in the following counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington, and Westmoreland.
Grant Amount: $442,323.93