Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF) has secured a generous grant of $24,437 from Bristol-Myers Squibb to provide equipment and workstations to upgrade a lab into a Technology Center. The lab will be outfitted with a 3D printer and laser cutter, fume extractor, computers, cameras, and work tables. Replacing the existing outdated equipment will allow students to further their conceptual understanding and their ability to apply the skills needed to be successful in today’s world.
“The BMS grant will allow our high school students to obtain real world experiences that will help prepare them for life after high school,” said Andrew Zuckerman, Director of Instructional Services for the Lawrence Township Public Schools. “Lawrence Township Public Schools is very fortunate to have community partners that are dedicated to supporting the growth and development of our students.”
The equipment obtained through this grant will benefit students studying AutoCAD, Robotics and Programming, Drafting, Applied Engineering, and Inventions and Innovation. Each of these courses will use the new equipment to apply the concepts learned in connection with the course curricula.
“Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to investing in STEM education in our communities to help students foster a passion for science, technology, engineering and math at an early age,” said Lisa McCormick Lavery, Director of Community Affairs at Bristol-Myers Squibb. “We are proud to support the students of Lawrence Township and to help ensure they develop the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workplace.
Bristol-Myers Squibb has long been a supporter of Lawrence schools, providing hands-on inquiry based STEM equipment for students at all levels.
Karen Faiman, Executive Director of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation (LTEF), presented the grant to the Lawrence Township Public Schools at the Board of Education meeting on May 24, 2017.
The mission of the LTEF is to foster educational excellence, creativity and achievement throughout the Lawrence Township Public Schools. Carol Katz Connelly, President of the Board of Trustees of LTEF stated, “I would like to thank Bristol-Myers Squibb for their ongoing commitment and financial support of the LTEF and the Lawrence Township Public Schools. Without Bristol-Myers Squibb, we could not accomplish all that we do.”