Monday, March 10, 2014
Trident Technical College is proud to have received a Bosch Community Fund Grant of $20,000 to support Project Build, which seeks to expand opportunities in robotics education. The grant funds will be used to strengthen TTC’s Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) VEX robotics program.
UBMS is a federally funded TRIO program that serves high school students who have demonstrated both aptitude and interest in science and/or mathematics. It is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of students, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education. TTC’s UBMS serves high school students from Berkeley County with Berkeley, Cross and Timberland high schools as their target schools.
Project Build will enable the program to hire a specially trained robotics instructor; allow students to attend multiple competitions each year; upgrade robotics equipment and materials; and strengthen students’ STEM knowledge.
“This project will greatly enhance the quality of our robotics program and encourage our students’ desires to pursue careers in STEM-related fields,” said Antonio Robinson, director of TTC’s Upward Bound Math and Science.
The Bosch Community Fund awards up to $3 million in grant s annually, providing additional support for the company’s charitable and community efforts in the United States, with a focus on science, technology and environmental initiatives.
Trident Technical College is a public two-year college offering more than 150 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs, as well as hundreds of continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The college also offers a wide variety of university transfer programs for students who plan to earn a four-year degree.
Established in 1975, the TTC Foundation exists to raise funds to help bridge the gap between needs and resources for TTC students and employees. The Foundation operates independently of the college as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.