Bosch Community Fund gives $100,000 in STEM education grantsRobert Bosch LLC and Bosch Rexroth Corporation awarded its most recent Bosch Community Fund grants to support educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Four grants, totaling $100,000, were awarded to Lehigh University, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute and the Pennsylvania State University.

All grants will go toward funding STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, programs at the institutions.

“We strive to provide resources to teachers and offer positive opportunities for students,” said Berend Bracht, president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Americas. “Industry, working in concert with academia is key to helping develop the next-generation STEM workforce. Preparing students for these jobs is crucial not only to the growth of the individual, but also to industry and to the communities in which they live and work.”

Lehigh University was awarded a $20,000 grant to support its CHOICES Summer Camp; Lehigh Career & Technical Institute received $35,000 to support a five-tiered approach to increasing success for high school and middle school students in STEM education, training and career paths; and $45,000 was given to the Pennsylvania State University to be split between the Lehigh Valley and University Park Campuses supporting the Women in Engineering Program Orientation (WEPO) and Lehigh Valley Emerging Engineers programs.