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All Souls World Language Catholic School has received a $5,000 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation (TAF). These funds will support the school’s dual language STEM curriculum with a 3D printer. The theme of the project will be “Expanding All Souls.”
Ever since All Souls reopened as a dual language school with a Spanish/English track and Mandarin/English track, the school has doubled the amount of classrooms needed. It is expanding its space to accommodate its classes. With the Toshiba grant, middle school students will design and engineer a brand new building to house the ever-growing All Souls student population. Students will need to build accurate blue prints with the correct measurements and all the details such as windows, doors, rooms, and bathrooms. Students will transfer their work onto the 3D printer and build a physical model of the structure that they want to propose. This will give students an exposure to the fields of architecture or structural engineering. “We are thrilled the Toshiba America Foundation supports our mission to educate globally minded, critical thinkers who can solve real life problems in their local community,” said Principal Carrie Fuller.
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. At TAF, they believe that STEM is a lot more fun than just reading a textbook.
About All Souls World Language Catholic School
All Souls World Language Catholic School, grades TK through eighth, provides an innovative and competitive educational experience that promotes global awareness through dual language immersion in Spanish/English or Mandarin/English. The school is committed to science, technology, and mathematics, and is dedicated to the Catholic tradition. To learn more, please phone 626-282-5695, or visit the school website at http://www.AllSoulsLA.org.