Engineering is Elementary


2007-2008 Hopkins School Primary Applicant: Maribeth Tremblay, Jennifer Jordan Student Population: 5th grade students Amount: $4,798 This grant introduced engineering and design into the 5th grade curriculum in order to generate enthusiasm for the field of learning. Engineering kits developed by the Museum of Science were purchased to encourage critical thinking skills and teamwork though [...]

Hopkins Students Get “SMARTer”


2008-2009 Hopkins School Primary Applicant: Sue Anderson Student Population: 4th and 5th grade students Amount: $4,296 This grant funded a pilot study using interactive whiteboard technology (Smart Board) to enhance and support learning in the areas of math and science. It allowed students and teachers to engage in hands-on activities that model independent investigation and [...]

SMARTer Health Classes


2009-2010 Elmwood School Primary Applicant: Christine Basile Student Population: All Elmwood School Students Amount: $5,000 This grant funded a Smart Board for the Health Room at Elmwood School. The goal of the program was to explore how Smart Board technology could impact learning utilizing interactive games, virtual tours of body organs and systems, and real [...]

Making Math Meaningful


2010-2011 Hopkins School Primary Applicant: Elizabeth Mack Student Population: 4th grade students Amount: $3,675 Funding supported the design of a workshop model for math instruction along with “manipulatives” to help students deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts. This grant also funded a SMART camera, projector, software and math manipulatives to support the curriculum delivery. Impact: [...]

One Touch Interactive Science


2011-2012 Middle School Primary Applicant: Linda Brooks Student Population: 6th, 7th, 8th grade students Amount: $8,085 This grant funded Epson Solos, digital microscopes and related technology tools to create an interactive learning environment for all Middle School science students. The project explored ways to extend learning beyond the classroom walls through active online investigations, class [...]

Virtual Breadboard


2012-2013 High School Primary Applicant: Anita Lavakumar Student Population: 9th and 12th grade physics students Amount: $1,000 This grant funded the purchase of Virtual Breadboard online simulation software which is an innovative and unique tool for students to explore circuit design and manipulate the inputs and outputs. This software will be piloted in the 9th [...]

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators Today


2013-2014 Elmwood School Primary Applicant: Laura O’Malley Student Population: 3rd grade students Amount: $4,928 This grant introduces robotics to 3rd grade students. Using LEGO Education WeDo Robotics Construction sets, students engage in cross-curricular (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) lessons that emphasize the design process and help to develop problem-solving skills.

Maker Magic: Create, Discover and Learn @ the HHS Makerspace


2015-2016 Hopkinton High School Primary Applicant: Kirsten Fournier Student Population: HHS students Amount: $7,000 This grant creates a makerspace at Hopkinton High School to invite student curiosity, foster student-driven inquiry-based learning and encourage collaboration and innovation through a variety of tools housed in a portable storage unit.

Plug, Play and Code with Kano Kits


2014-2015 Hopkins School Primary Applicant: Stephanie Doty Student Population: 5th grade students Amount: $3,975 Kano Kits will introduce Hopkins students to the interconnected layers of hardware and software that power their devices. From building a computer to programming code, students will be engaged with the logical process of creating technology.

Fab Lab: 3-D – Design and Fabrication Cross-Curricular Course


2016-2017 Hopkinton High School Primary Applicant: Christine Enos Student Population: HHS students Amount: $8,913 This grant will enable the HS to offer a new interdisciplinary course where students will learn to use art and the engineering design process. The classroom will be a dynamic and collaborative environment where teachers and students can discover and share [...]