2017 Recipients

CiTi BOCES, PI: William Jones – $4,963.91
Summer STEAM Enrichment Programs

Grant3The purpose of this project is to expand opportunities for ‘learning by doing’ in the field of robotics for students in grades 3-12 by lowering program costs to our districts so that they can further support learning outside of the K-12 school calendar as part of the Summer STEAM Enrichment Programs. CiTi BOCES will add new youth STEAM enrichment courses to existing summer offerings to provide Oswego County students new engaging STEAM and career related activities.

Suffolk County Marine Environment Learning Center at Cornell University, PI: Tracy Marcus – $2,872

SCMELC TouchTank Room & Classroom Experience Upgrade

The goal of this project is to reach as many Suffolk County residents as possible so that we may foster environmental stewardship in the youth of Long Island. Equipment will be purchased to upgrade the freshwater and saltwater aquarium tank room which houses all of their live program animals and to create a local shark tank for chained dogfish.

Grant2Frederick Leighton Elementary School, PI: James Hartman – $5,000
STEM Centers at the Intermediate Level

This project is designed to deepen problem solving skills for students in grades 4 through 6 through project based learning through conducting student selected projects and heterogeneous grouping in a variety of domains for thirty minutes each day.

Binghamton University, PI: Shannon Hilliker -$15,000           Grant5

English Language Development Instruction in Elementary Grades

The project follows a design experiment methodology in order to take into account the complexity of the classroom, afford collaboration, and accommodate interpretations and adaptations of an instructional practice (Bradley & Reinking, 2010)

University at Buffalo, PI: Dr. Janina Brutt-Griffler – $14,773
Best Practices in the Dual Language Curricula: Young English Language Learners in Urban Schools

This study is an extension of the research project that began in fall 2015 and fas focused on identifying some of the best practices and variables that impact how schools address the academic achievement gap among English language learners on an urban school.

SANY Schools – $20,000
Teacher Recruitment

Terra Science is familiar with SANY Charter Schools, their programs and personnel, and knows their programs to be of excellent quality; and SANY Charter Schools have a consistent need to recruit and retain high qualified teachers for its various schools and it has requested a grant from Terra Science to defray the cost of recruiting teachers.

Terra Science will provide a grant support in the amount of $20,000 per academic year, on need basis, to SANY Charter Schools for the following recruitment costs; newspaper and radio advertisements, participation in job fairs, advertisements or postings on websites specific to employee recruitment, government agencies filing fees, and related expenses.