The grantees received funding ranging from $500 to $1,000:
o North Springs Charter High School will use the funds to start a computer science club.
o Riverwood International Charter School will use the funds to support the current RoboRaiders Robotic Team.
o Ridgeview Charter Middle School will use the funds to start an after-school science and math initiative that funds a “hands on” learning lab experience for all students.
o Sandy Springs Charter Middle School will use the funds to for an evolution/classification/body system science unit as part of the science exploration enrichment program for the After School All-Stars program.
o Ison Springs Elementary School will use the funds to support a robotics after school club providing students with an engaging activity that integrates science, technology, science and math.
o Lake Forest Elementary School will use the funds to implement an after-school robotic club to prepare fourth- and fifth-graders to compete in the First Lego League.
o Spalding Charter Elementary School will use the funds to offer an after-school First Lego League opportunity to its third- through fifth-graders.
o Woodland Elementary School will use the funds to start an after-school STEM program which will target fourth- and fifth-graders as a testing ground for a STEM lab program school wide.
The force’s STEM grants are an outward extension of the organization’s annual community-wide STEM event, held in February.
In 2013 the STEM event, in partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, included cutting-edge exhibits, career options and dynamic discussions in health science and technology.