Eureka Springs EAST receives CCCF YAC grant for Inventors Club

   

Eureka Springs EAST receives CCCF YAC grant for Inventors Club
8/9/2013 3:51:27 PM

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab, as part of their proposed plan to establish an Inventors Club for Carroll County youth interested in math and science careers, received a $1,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation, Youth Advisory Council.

Contributed by Mila Lynne Floro-Powell

The Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab, as part of their proposed plan to establish an Inventors Club for Carroll County youth interested in math and science careers, received a $1,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation, Youth Advisory Council.

The EAST Lab was selected as a Lemelsom-MIT InvenTeam in October 2005 and presented their blood pressure monitoring wristband device project at MIT in June 2006. For their FollowOn matching grant to increase the number of students involved in invention projects, the proposed Inventors Club will be created to develop math and science skills and encourage an awareness of math and science careers among Carroll County middle school and high school students. The former Eureka Springs InvenTeam mentors (University of Arkansas engineering professors, local engineers, high school science teachers) have agreed to mentor the members of the Inventors Club and attend meetings as guest speakers.
Former Eureka Springs InvenTeam members, who have graduated, have also
agreed to be Club mentors.

The Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) has helped individuals and organizations establish 22 permanent endowment funds with assets totaling more than a $1 million. The Foundation makes grants to help improve the quality of life in our community. The Youth Advisory Council of 12 members annually review applications and grant awards to projects for children and youth. YAC teens are from many parts of Carroll County and work with adult leaders. They learn about needs and opportunities in the county and observe philanthropy first hand.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams is a national grants initiative to foster inventiveness among high school students. Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders, united worldwide, dedicated to humanitarian service, ethical standards in business, and the professions

The Eureka Springs Rotary Club and the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Program provided the first round of funding for the Inventors Club

Photo (Inventors Club grant): The Eureka Springs High School EAST Lab received a $1,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation, Youth Advisory Council, for the EAST Lab's proposed Carroll County Inventors Club (photo above). The Inventors Club will develop math and science skills and encourage an awareness of math and science careers among Carroll County middle school and high school students. Receiving the $1,000 check from CCCF YAC member Abbie Jeppsen are EAST students Brandon Jacobs, Kate Murphy and Matt Lucy

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