Chelmsford, Massachusetts — The 3M Foundation awarded a grant totaling $5,000 to the Chelmsford Public Schools. The grant, which is offered to public schools provides funds to purchase materials to bring classroom projects to life.
During a visit on November 10, Kim K. Clark-Ferris a representative from the 3M Foundation visited the McCarthy Middle School to present them with a check for a grant in the amount of $5,000. The grant was awarded to the Chelmsford Public Schools based on an application requesting funding assistance to purchase a new 3D printer. The grant application was spearheaded by Technology and Information Services with the support and guidance of Dr. Marilyn Sweeney and Anne-Marie Fiore. The technology-engineering department includes Mr. Arthur Tunnessen (McCarthy) and Mr. Kevin McFarland (Parker).
Grant recipients were selected based on an application process that asked teachers to address how Project Lead the Ways sparks student interest and drive achievement by building connections to the world beyond the classroom. The grant program is just one component of 3M’s charitable giving to educational causes. As a company built on a culture of innovation, 3M has a keen awareness of the importance of fostering the next generation of innovators, and works to help create future scientists by supporting students and educators in STEM fields.