HASD receives $9,980 STEM grant

Courtesy photo Paul Longwell (center) is joined by his AP Physics class as he receives a grant award from the Toshiba America Foundation for his project called Science is for Sharing. Also pictured are senior high principal Maureen Letcher (left) and assistant principal Mark Harrington (back right).

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District has received a $9,980 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation.

These funds will provide wireless sensors and other classroom materials that will be used by high school physics students for a project called Science is for Sharing.

Using sensors that interface with student Chromebooks and comput-ers, students participating in

the project will learn how to design simple demonstrations that help

correct common misconceptions related to science.

Hands-on activities in the classroom will help students enrich their own understanding as they develop ideas for illustrating these concepts to others. The project is the result of a proposal submitted by high school physics teacher Paul Longwell.

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