3M Foundation Awards 2013 Ingenuity Grants

  3M Foundation Awards 2013 Ingenuity Grants

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- May 08, 2013

The 3M Foundation awarded grants totaling $262,000 to 34 U.S. schools as part
of its 3M Ingenuity Grant program. The program recognizes teacher teams
working across grade levels and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
disciplines to spark student interest and achievement. The grant, which is
offered to public schools in 3M communities and targets grades 1–8, provides
funds to purchase materials to bring classroom projects to life.

Grant recipients were selected based on an application process that asked
teachers to address how their idea aligns with goals for the school district,
school and classroom; teacher collaboration across grades and disciplines, and
their ideas to spark student interest and drive achievement by building
connections to the world beyond the classroom.

“This year, collaboration and integration are the key drivers of the 3M
Ingenuity Grants,” said Barbara Kaufmann, 3M Manager, Education Giving. “At
3M, the STEM disciplines work together to drive innovation and the development
of new products and technology, and we wanted to encourage teachers from
various disciplines to work together to bring innovative teaching methods into
their classrooms. We are pleased to help teachers create new and exciting
learning opportunities.”

Since 2003, 3M has awarded 1,011 Ingenuity Grants, giving more than $3.2
million dollars to schools in 3M communities. 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.

The 2013 Ingenuity Grant recipients are:

School Name                                          3M Location
Cedar Ridge Middle                                   Decatur, Ala.
Carver Magnet Elementary                             Little Rock, Ark.
Corona Fundamental Intermediate                      Corona, Calif.
Somers Elementary                                    Enfield, Conn.
Israel Putnam School                                 Meriden, Conn.
Washington Middle                                    Meriden, Conn.
Dag Hammarskjold Middle                              Wallingford, Conn.
James Moran Middle                                   Wallingford, Conn.
Gauger-Cobbs Middle                                  Newark, Del.
Thurgood Marshall Elementary                         Newark, Del.
Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy  Atlanta, Ga.
Zionsville Middle                                    Indianapolis, Ind.
Fairmont High                                        Fairmont, Minn.
Hutchinson West Elementary                           Hutchinson, Minn.
Park Elementary                                      Hutchinson, Minn.
Jefferson Elementary                                 New Ulm, Minn.
Century Middle                                       Park Rapids, Minn.
Oltman Middle                                        Cottage Grove, Minn.
Jefferson Junior                                     Columbia, Mo.
JP Case Middle                                       Flemington, N.J.
Granite Falls Middle                                 Conover, N.C.
Lyle Creek Elementary                                Conover, N.C.
Little Miami Junior                                  Cincinnati, Ohio
Northley Middle                                      Aston, Pa.
Robert E. Cashion Elementary                         Greenville, S.C.
Holgate Middle                                       Aberdeen, S.D.
Simmons Middle                                       Aberdeen, S.D.
Elkton Elementary                                    Brookings, S.D.
Bagdad Elementary                                    Austin, Texas
Burnet Middle                                        Austin, Texas
Henderson Middle                                     El Paso, Texas
Woodward Middle                                      Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Menomonie Middle                                     Menomonie, Wis.
Wakanda Elementary                                   Menomonie, Wis.

About 3M Community Giving
3M is not only a company that creates; it is a company that cares. 3M
Community Giving is helping to improve lives in communities around the world.
Celebrating 60 years of formalized giving, 3M and the 3M Foundation have
invested more than $1.2 billion in cash and products to education and
charitable organizations. These donations were bolstered by thousands of
employee and retiree volunteers. In 2012, 3M awarded $56.6 million to
non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.3Mgiving.com and
follow on Twitter @3Mgiving.

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Jacqueline Berry, 651-733-3611
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