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CAF Awarded Grant from Oracle to Support STEAM Instruction for the 15th Consecutive Year

We are excited to announce that Oracle has awarded Carlmont Academic Foundation (CAF) with a $20,000 grant for fiscal year 2024. Since 2010, grants from Oracle have provided support for rigorous STEAM teaching and learning by equipping classrooms with cutting-edge equipment and instructional resources designed to promote critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. This year’s grant will support a range of classes including the Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, and AP Environmental Science courses.

The grant from Oracle will provide for classroom resources including:

  • Vernier Labquest data collection instruments, conductivity probes, sensors, and supporting equipment for 500 Chemistry students to conduct hands-on lab work; this equipment will also help AP Environmental Science students test water quality throughout the year.
  • Equipment and supplies to support hands-on anatomy exploration labs in Human Biology, plus a knee joint simulation model that will allow students to take an in-depth look at ACL tears. 
  • Gel electrophoresis units to introduce Biology and Biotechnology students to gel electrophoresis.
  • PCR machines for Biotechnology courses will allow students to perform real-world DNA analysis, such as testing genetically modified foods.
  • Fitted tracks for the PASCO Smart Carts which allow students to perform a wider range of experiments involving acceleration, forces, and momentum.  
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Oracle is committed to helping students develop the skills they need to become technology innovators and leaders, and we are honored to collaborate with them to advance this mission. Thank you to Oracle for its continued support of Carlmont High School and our goal of enriching the educational experience for all of our students.

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