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2023-2024 S.T.E.A.M. Grants

In December 2023, Piedmont Makers granted a record $20,977 to Piedmont Unified School District to support and inspire teachers in developing 21st Century curriculum and hands-on classroom experiences. Piedmont Makers recognizes and supports the extraordinary S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) work in PUSD schools through its annual grant program.  In addition, Piedmont Makers is giving $3,700 to further outfit the engineering lab patio with a much-needed storage container for a total of $25K.



STEAM books for each elementary school library


Big Blue Blocks to use at recess for 1st-6th Graders (Havens)


Buy engineering toys for TK (Beach)


Buy materials for resin keychains/jewelry supporting science unit on flower & plant life for 2nd Graders (Wildwood)


Buy materials for LED light-up sewn plushie for 4th Graders (Beach)

Piedmont Middle School


Laser Cutter for PMS Makerspace


SolRun Car Kits for 8th Grade Science


Buy ten sets of repairing tools to initiate 'culture of repair' curriculum in the Fab Lab for 7th and 8th Graders.


Buy materials to make paper mache pinata for Spanish 1

Piedmont & Millennium High School


Gel electrophoresis machines for AP Biology and Biology


Buy materials to make mini bluetooth speakers for Guitar Engineering, College Prep Physics and Honors Physics students.


Buy additional and replacement materials for Robotics and Raspberry Pi for Robotics students in 9th and 10th grades


Buy filament rolls for 3D printer to print the five best student for a new design unit for JOC and CS


Buy replacement parts for Arduino Kits (transistors and connecting wires and LED lights) for Joy of Computing


Tutoring on Arduino Kits by a Makers parent. (2) 2-hr sessions.  


Buy 10 STEAM books for the PHS/PMS library


Buy art supplies to make a pixelated art portrait for 9th Graders (Millennium)

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