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Schools get STEM boost from Daimler Trucks North America

Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview high schools, in addition to Vancouver iTech Preparatory, each received a $7,000 donation from the truck manufacturer to further science, technology, engineering and math education and career and technical education.

Daimler donated a total of $250,000 to more than 30 Portland and Southwest Washington schools as part of its Education in Motion campaign, several programs that support and further STEM education and CTE. Since Education in Motion’s inception in September 2013, the company has donated approximately $775,000 to schools and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a best practice.

In addition to the donations, each selected school will received an assigned a liaison from Daimler. The liaison, a Daimler employee, will volunteer his or her time to work with a school to provide additional support beyond monetary funding.

This is the second year that Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview have received the grant. In 2013, Vancouver Flex Academy also received a $7,000 award. Funds were applied to equipment, STEM field trips and activities, guest speakers and materials.