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Last week, the AT&T announced that it has “flash funded” California earth science projects that are currently on DonorsChoose as part of AT&T Aspire’s Earth Day festivities. In total, 65 projects were fulfilled, which benefited over 11,000 6th-12th grade students with a total grant of $50,000.
Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California, shared:
“The future depends on the success of the next generation and the well-being of our planet. In celebration of Earth Day, we are thrilled to support the teachers and students who are studying earth sciences through projects that both inspire learning and help create a more sustainable world.”
The funds will reportedly support a range of science projects such as:
- Supplies for students to build an indoor greenhouse, maintain an aquaponics system and plan numerous urban gardens to study germination, pollination and ecology while giving back to the community.
- STEM projects for young scientists to test wind energy, wire a model home for solar energy, and other projects to explore the impacts of renewable energy generation.
- Equipment such as rock samples for biology students studying plate tectonics; plasma bulbs for astronomy students to visualize the stars; weather kits for students to measure and predict weather patterns; and much more.
Nearly two years ago, AT&T Aspire funded 130 education projects in Charleston, Berkley and Dorchester counties in North Carolina through the crowdfunding platform. The funding was designated for 64 different schools for projects involving 111 teachers. More than 13,000 students are expected to be benefitted by the donation. The company stated it supported several DonorsChoose.org initiatives as part of its $350 million planned commitment to education in the past.
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