NUHS a recipient of 3Mgives Ingenuity Grants

ST. PAUL – 3M awarded grants totaling $355,966 to 19 U.S. schools as part of its 3Mgives Ingenuity Grant program. The program recognizes high school teacher teams working across grade levels and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines to spark student interest and achievement. The grant targets public high schools in 3M communities, and provides funds for curriculum development and materials to bring classroom projects to life.

Grant recipients were selected based on an application process that asked teachers to address how their idea aligns with goals for the school district, school and classroom; teacher collaboration across grades and disciplines, and their ideas to spark student interest and drive achievement by building connections to the world beyond the classroom. SciMathMN, a nonprofit education and business coalition, convened a committee of STEM professionals to review and recommend grant recipients. They provided rigor and academic insight into what teachers want to accomplish.

“This year, teacher collaboration and STEM integration are the key drivers of the 3Mgives Ingenuity Grants,” said Kim Price, Vice President, 3Mgives. “At 3M, the STEM disciplines work together to drive innovation and the development of new products and technology, and we wanted to encourage teachers from various disciplines to work together to bring innovative teaching methods into their classrooms. We are pleased to help teachers create new and exciting learning opportunities.”

Since 2003, 3M has awarded 1,030 Ingenuity Grants, giving more than $3.6 million dollars to schools in 3M communities. The grant program is just one component of 3M’s charitable giving to educational causes. As a company built on a culture of innovation, 3M has a keen awareness of the importance of fostering the next generation of innovators, and works to help create future scientists by supporting students and educators in STEM fields.

The 2014 Ingenuity Grant recipients are:

Enfield High School,Enfield, Conn.

Francis T. Maloney High School, Meriden, Conn.

Stafford High School, Stafford Springs, Conn.

Christiana High School, Newark, Del.

Sycamore High School, DeKalb, Ill.

Harrison County High School, Cynthiana, Ky.

Park High School, Cottage Grove, Minn.

Hudson High School, Cottage Grove, Minn.

Fairmont Junior-Senior High School, Fairmont, Minn.

Hutchinson High School Hutchinson, Minn.

New Ulm High School, New Ulm, Minn.

Rock Bridge Senior High School, Columbia, Mo.

Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, N.J.

Whippany Park High School, Whippany, N.J.

Milford High School, Milford, Ohio

Sun Valley High School, Aston, Pa..

Southside High School, Greenville, S.C.

Sidney Lanier High School, Austin, Texas

Menomonie High School, Menomonie, Wis.

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