TROY ROTARY FOUNDATION GIVES GRANT FOR SCIENCE DAY
December 8, 2016
Troy students are excited about STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—programs. Already this year, more than three dozen students from the school system have signed up to participate in the February 9, 2017, Miami County Science Day fair at Tippecanoe High School. Troy Rotary Foundation has provided a grant to help support the countywide event.
The program allows students to learn how to conduct independent research and engineering skills before they attend college or trade schools. They started doing research in October and will provide a poster presentation of their work at the February event. What began in 2005 as a Science Day program in Tipp City as grown to include students from seven Miami County schools. In 2015, the event hosted more than 120 students in grades 5-12, and 49 projects won superior awards. Those who achieved such honors were invited to participate in the District Number 1 Science Day at Edison State Community College where they competed with 19 different schools in Champaign, Darke, Miami and Shelby counties. Projects that earned top awards at district proceeded to compete at the state level at The Ohio State University later in the year. For more information on the event, visit www.ohioumvsd.com.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.
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