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D300 Receives Innovation Grant from Motorola

District 300 is honored to have earned $10,000 through an Innovation Generation grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.  Using this grant, D300 will be able to expand the use of technology in the D300 Summer STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

The D300 Summer STEM Program is currently open to all students in grades 6-12 within the district.  The program has more than quadrupled in size since its start in summer 2012, with D300 students studying everything from plant growth and toxicity to the magnetic fields of planets outside of our solar system. 

Terry Stroh, science division head at Jacobs High School, spearheaded the district’s effort to obtain this prestigious grant.

“We are very excited to receive this funding from the Motorola Solutions Foundation,” Stroh said. “The grant will allow us to expand the availability of technology for students to use in their research during our STEM classes.  Through generous programs like this, we can continue offering D300 students cutting edge, innovative opportunities with some of the newest technology in the global market."

Since 2007, the Motorola program has provided $3.4 million to support STEM education programs in more than 400 school, museum and non-profit programs across the United States and Canada. The Innovation Generation program awards funds to organizations such as D300 that foster STEM initiatives for teachers and U.S. preschool through university students – especially girls and underrepresented minorities.

“We are so honored to partner with organizations like D300 which are helping to create the world’s future innovators and technology professionals,” said Matt Blakely, director, Motorola Solutions Foundation. “As a company dedicated to helping people be their best in the moments that matter, Motorola Solutions could not be more honored to support the D300 Summer STEM Program.”

Innovation Generation is a part of Motorola Solutions’ larger commitment to engaging youth in STEM education.  Beyond funding, D300 will also receive ongoing support from Motorola Solutions employee volunteers, who will act as mentors, tutors and experts in STEM careers.


For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants programs, visit: http://responsibility.motorolasolutions.com/index.php/solutions-for-community/

About Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.

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