The Brownsburg Education Foundation recently received a $25,000 grant from Duke Energy to help standardize and enhance STEM education in the elementary, middle and high schools. “BEF is very excited to partner with Duke Energy to provide STEM curriculum opportunities to the students of Brownsburg. Our hope is that these projects will foster an appreciation for science within our students, a sentiment which is necessary now more than ever,” said BEF Board President Krista Tschaenn.
At the elementary level, funds will be used to purchase similar equipment for all robotics and technology clubs or to help get them started at schools where they do not yet exist. At the middle schools, this money will be used to add supplies such as dremels and cordless drills to the Gateway to Technology classes. At the high school, funding will purchase materials used in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering classes. High school PLTW engineering teacher, Chris Floyd, said, “Thanks to Duke Energy for recognizing the importance of STEM learning programs. All BCSC students will benefit from this grant. Your commitment to our students through this grant helps us to prepare our students for a future that is rich in STEM opportunities. The equipment, supplies and tools purchased to support our STEM learning will allow all of our students to experience the dynamics of STEM in many different ways.”
The Brownsburg Education Foundation (BEF) strives to encourage and support innovation, creativity, and excellence that will enhance the educational community of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation (BCSC). Founded in 1987, the Brownsburg Education Foundation has been making a difference in the lives of students for almost 33 years. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization lead by a twenty-five member volunteer Board, the Brownsburg Education Foundation was one of the first local public foundations in the state of Indiana.
The Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program makes strategic investments to build powerful communities where our natural resources thrive, students can excel and a talented workforce drives economic prosperity for all. The Foundation annually funds more than $30 million to communities throughout Duke Energy's seven state service area.
The Brownsburg Education Foundation (BEF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in 1987 and one of the first local public school foundations in Indiana. The Foundation’s mission is to encourage and support creativity, innovation and excellence to enhance the educational community of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation. The Foundation’s impact over the past three decades is over $2,000,000 awarded in grants and scholarships. Support for BEF programs includes gifts from BEF Corporate Visionaries Falcone Automotive, VALIC and Duke Energy; Corporate Champions Adelsperger Orthodontics, Bard Stutler, DDS, Summers Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Meyer Najem and LeBlanc Nettles Law and Corporate Partners Hendricks Regional Health, IU Health, Miller Pipeline, Swartout Dental, State Bank of Lizton, CSO Architects and Yankee Candle Fundraising. To donate, volunteer, or for more information about the Brownsburg Education Foundation please call 317-852-1056 or visit www.brownsburgeducationfoundation.org.