Moss Point School District Career and Technical Education Center - $5,000 toward helping students complete studies in technology literacy, the design process, emerging technologies, power and energy, robotics simulation, financial and economic literacy, and workplace skills.

St. Patrick Catholic High School - $5,000 to be used to help sponsor nine Lego teams, add FIRST Tech Challenge to the school's program, continue the SeaPerch underwater robot and the FIRST robotics competition.

FIRST Tech Challenge - $5,000 to support implementation of FIRST Tech Challenge programs in additional schools on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Ocean Springs High School - $4,565 to allow students to engage in the study of wetlands preservation, using the 55 acres of preserved wetlands that are part of the school district.

Biloxi High School - $4,552 to purchase material for students to build a CO2 car and learn about physical science including motion and forces such as transfer of energy, inertia, thrust, gas, expansion and friction.

Oak Park Elementary School - $4,451 to purchase items for a mobile science lab that will house hands-on, inquiry-based math and science equipment. Students will use technology such as microscopes, prisms, magnets, hand lenses and mirrors.

Jackson County Schools - $3,771 to purchase robotics kits. Students will build a working robot and go through the steps of programming it. The robot will be used in various competitions.

St. Martin Middle School - $3,500 to purchase micro viewers and slides, scientific measurement containers and equipment, soil, water and acidity testing kits, DNA, cells and anatomy models.

Ocean Springs School District - $3,300 to purchase robotics kits to be used by students in STEM classes. Students will learn how to write computer programs for the robots and how to use sensors to alter programs based on external data.

Hancock County Schools - $3,000 to purchase science kits to help teach and explore science units that will allow students to have hands-on experiences.

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