FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth Education Foundation received $5,000 from The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, to support C-A’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, according to a press release.
Jodi L. Ryals, branch manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Flint location, recommended this donation.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Through world-class K-12 curriculum, high-quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnerships, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. Carman-Ainsworth High School is offering Introduction to Engineering Design in the Pathway to Engineering program. Next year the high school will add Principles of Engineering and the district is also exploring Biomedical Science and PLTW programs for the elementary and middle school.
William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger Inc. established the Grainger Foundation in 1949. According to its web site, Illinois-based Grainger is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. — Rhonda Sanders