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Bernheim Middle School's Destiney Amiott Awarded STEM Grant from Toshiba America Foundation

Bernheim's Destiney Amiott

Bernheim Middle School has received a $1,300 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation (TAF).

     These funds will support the BMS STEM classes in 3D printing projects. The grant was written for the Printing for the Visually Impaired project students will complete in the spring. Students will research visual impairments, gain understanding of the obstacles faced by the visually impaired, and design a tool that meets the needs of a visually impaired person.

     Bermheim’s STEM and Project Lead the Way Instructor Destiney Amiott wrote the successful proposal and expressed appreciation to Principal Katie Stephens in her acceptance.

     “Thank you so much for helping me grow as a person and a teacher. Having a strong principal has given me the confidence to apply for these grants and grow our incredible Bernheim programs,” Amiott said.

     “Destiney is doing great things at Bernheim,” Stephens said.

     The Toshiba America Foundation released the following information:

     Bernheim Middle School works to provide educational opportunities that develop students socially, emotionally, and academically. This project will aid in all three while building real-world problem solving skills.

     Toshiba America Foundation’s grants fund projects designed by individual classroom teachers. This “direct-to-teacher” approach brings immediate results. Teachers are able to change the way they teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects because the grant supports equipment for hands-on experiments and inquiry-based approaches to the curriculum.

     TAF believes that STEM is a lot more fun than just reading a textbook. TAF grants provide teachers with the tools they need to be more effective educators. The grants make the classroom a more exciting place for both teachers and students.

About Toshiba America Foundation

Founded in 1990 with support from Toshiba Corporation and the Toshiba America Group Companies, Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is a non-profit grant making organization dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM learning fun and successful for K to 12 students in U.S. schools. TAF grants support public and nonprofit private schools throughout the United States. For more information, please visit:

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