MEF Grant Spotlight

We are proud to highlight some of the grants awarded to Merrillville Community School Corporation teachers for innovative programs benefiting students at all levels. Please take the time to read how our supporters’ generous donations are impacting learning in the classroom.

Grant Spotlight – Crazy Traits

Grant Spotlight – Crazy Traits

Using “Crazy Traits” kits, purchased via a Merrillville Education Foundation grant, students developed a model for how probability influences genetic variation. They discovered how genetically diverse the population can be even with just 14 traits.

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Grant Spotlight – Family Engineering Nights

Grant Spotlight – Family Engineering Nights

Approximately 100 families attended and participated in a variety of STEM activities. The purpose of the program was to introduce our parents to the engineering process and the new Makerspace Room at MIS.

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Grant Spotlight – Robotics Club

Grant Spotlight – Robotics Club

The new Robotics Club expanded to two teams for competition in 2018. These students will be exposed to a CAD program donated to all first teams to develop their robot virtually before they start building one.

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