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Teachers Project Grant Program

ACESS Grants for area schools in STEM.
ACESS has sponsored Annual Honors and Awards Banquets since 1948 to bring together member societies of ACESS, to recognize outstanding technical talent and to strengthen ties among the members of ACESS, the academic world and distinguished leaders of local industry. The Honors and Awards Banquet provides a joint forum to recognize outstanding science and mathematics students, to present sponsored scholarships and awards, to recognize the Distinguished Service and ACESS Award recipients. The banquet concludes with a speaker who presents the state of science and technology in his or her field of experience.

Instructions for Application

ACESS is requesting applications for Teacher Project Grants of up to $500 each. These grants are intended to support math and science education. Please submit your application describing what the school would do with this one-time grant. These grants should be used to carry out inquiry based activities, math and science related event or field trip, to further a science experiment, or to further math or science education at your school.
Your application should include the following information:
  • Name of the school
  • Name of the teacher
  • E-mail address of the teacher
  • Mailing address of the teacher
  • Title of project
  • Grade level(s) of students participating
  • Project summary
  • Relevance to math or science standards
  • Detailed budget
  • Project evaluation plan
  • Submit your application by June 30, 2017 by email TEACHERGRANTS@acessinc.org
Decision of the Board of Directors of ACESS will be final, not subject to any appeal and each applicant will be notified by email after the deadline of June 30, 2017.

ACESS has approved 2015-2016 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

Grant Sponsor

Project

Teacher

School

ACESS / OMNOVA Your Daily Microscope Margaret Busker-Postlethwait East Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA May the Force Be With You Lynn Webb Buchtel Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / IEEE Force and Motion and Light: Hands On! Sarah Calaway Lakeview Intermediate School, Stow
ACESS / IEEE STEM Learning Through Snap Circuits Sandra Leyden Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Cuyahoga Falls
ACESS / Bridgestone What a Waterful Life: A Hydraulics PBL with Akron Water Supply Bureau Zach Griffith National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, Akron
ACESS / Bridgestone Problem Solving through Robotics Challenge Samantha Wise Greater Summit County Early Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / SPE Waste Not, Want Not Victoria Zablotny Rittman Middle School, Rittman
ACESS / Harwick Standard Chemical Pie Tracy Braho East Community Learning Center, Akron

ACESS has approved 2014-2015 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

Grant Sponsor

Project

Teacher

School

ACESS / OMNOVA PASCO Data Analysis Probes Julie Demangeont National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA PASCO Life Science Probe Set Beth Bugner National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA SOIL (STEM Outdoor Learning Lab) Lab Data Collection Probe Set Christine Justiss National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, Akron
ACESS / IEEE Magnetism & Circuits Lynn Webb Buchtel Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / IEEE A Robotic Symphony Dana Starvaggi Buchtel Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS What a Waterful Life: A Hydraulics PBL with Akron Water Supply Bureau Zach Griffith National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School, Akron
ACESS Make Your Own Ant Farms Monique Binkley Garfield High School, Akron
ACESS Bridging Anatomy, Physiology and Forensics Using Fetal Pigs Monique Binkley Garfield High School, Akron

ACESS has approved 2013-2014 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

Grant Sponsor

Project

Teacher

School

ACESS / OMNOVA Enriching Students of Garfield High School with Anatomy and Physiology Activities Monique Binkley Garfield High School, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA Flipped for Learning Tina Lattimer Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Akron
ACESS / Exxon Mobil Blogging Science Friends Diane Fuller Seiberling Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / IEEE Moving into Motion Penny Pletikapich Litchfield Middle School, Akron
ACESS / IEEE Bridging the STEM Gap Cassandra Hanna National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School, Akron

ACESS has approved 2012-2013 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

Grant Sponsor

Project

Teacher

School

ACESS / OMNOVA Who Dunnit?: Using Gel Electrophoresis to Determine the Perpretator of a Crime Scene Cassandra Hanna National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM High School, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil Problem Solvers Club Debbie Dotson Greater Summit County Early LearningCenter, Akron
ACESS Write On Science and Reading Connection Janeen Beresh Mason Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil Light Up Math Laurie Thompson Ritzman Community Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil CSI at Garfield High School Monique Binkley Garfield High School, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA ACESS / OMNOVA Diane Fuller, Karen Hazlett Seiberling Elementary School, Akron
Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil First in Math Laura Sherman Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Akron

ACESS has approved 2011-2012 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

Grant Sponsor

Project

Teacher

School

ACESS / OMNOVA Place Value Scrabble Janeen Beresh Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA Differentiating Math Karen Hazlett Miller South School for the Visual & Performing Arts, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil Pathways to Biology Kris Grubaugh-Lisk Akron Digital Academy, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil Weather Station Teresa Sopko ootstown Elementary School, Rootstown
ACESS / ExxonMobil From Milkweed to Monarch Debbie Dodson Greater Summit County Early Learning Center, Akron
ACESS / ExxonMobil Designing a Student Zoo Monique Binkley Woodridge High School, Peninsula
ACESS Growing Scientific Inquiries through Hydroponic Gardening Rich Ettinger Woodridge High School, Peninsula
ACESS Encouraging STEM through Science Olympiad Elaine Dria Our Lady of the Elms School, Akron
ACESS Girls Building Science Elaine Dria
ACESS Marble Mania Melissa Cantanese, Debbie Schwertner, Ginny Habig
Hillcrest Elementary School, Richfield

ACESS has approved 2010-2011 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

Grant Sponsor

Project

Teacher

School

ACESS / OMNOVA Get Physical with Physics Penny Pletikapich Litchfield Middle School, Akron
ACESS / OMNOVA Science with Toys Jana Weinreich,
Margaret Mason,
Michelle Hanchey,
Pam Mattiazzo
Kleckner School, Green
ACESS
ACESS / ExxonMobil Weather Station Teresa Sopko ootstown Elementary School, Rootstown
ACESS Growing Live Plants Bobie Jo Carson Cloverleaf Middle School, Seville
ACESS Gain Access to Resources of Garden Club Laila Discenza Visintainer Middle School, Brunswick
ACESS Hang on Sloopy II Monique Binkley
ACESS Learning Forensics Monique Binkley Garfield High School, Akron

ACESS has approved 2009-2010 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

  • Crime Scene Investigators - ACESS/ExxonMobil grant School: Our Lady of the Elms Middle School Teacher: Cristina Jones
  • Competitive Rocketry with Mr Newton ACESS/OMNOVA grant School: Firestone High School Teacher: Edwin J Cauffield
  • Animal Ecosystem Exploration ACESS/OMNOVA grant School: East High School Teacher: Carolyn Hofer, Steve D'Attoma
  • Using Forensic Science Problems as Teaching Tools - ACESS/ExxonMobil grant School: East High School Teacher: Josh Oldham
  • Pinewood Derby Cars in the Science Classroom - ACESS/ExxonMobil grant School: Ellet High School Teacher: Steve Remenaric
  • Personal Care Chemistry - ACESS/ExxonMobil grant School: Litchfield Middle School Teacher: Penny Pletikapich
  • Hang on Sloopy: A Natural Balance in the Buckeye State I - ACESS/ExxonMobil grant School: Buchtel High School Teacher: Elizabeth L Terrill

ACESS has approved 2008-2009 Teacher Project Grants of $500 each for the following projects:

  • A River Runs Through Us - Crestwood High School, Mr. Andrew Brown
  • CMS Science Night-See it! Do it! Take it! - Crestwood Middle School, Cathy Corr and Terri Duesing
  • CWRU Lego Robotics Competition - East High School, Mr. John Guidubaldi
  • Van de Graaff - Canton Central Catholic High School, Mr. James Sicker
  • Engineering and Science Endeavor - North Canton Hoover High School, Mr. Steven Wood
  • Hydroponics-Growing with the Flow - Lehman Middle School, Bernie Caldwell
  • A Day at Sippo Lake - Lehman Middle School, Mrs. Denise Johnson
  • 2009 Envirothon - East High School, Ms. Johnna O'Neal
  • Get Your Feet Wet with Scientific Inquiry-A Water Lab Experience - Buchtel High School, Mrs. Patricia Wicks

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