STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Tulsa is a proud, innovative community that continues to advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Booker T. Washington High School has historically set the standard in education in preparing Tulsa students to meet the increasing demand for STEM based employment. To continue this tradition in excellence, our community needs you to Investing in Our Teachers.

With the budget reduction, Booker T. lost 10 teaching positions, including STEM teachers. The Foundation’s Investing in Our Teachers initiative funds two STEM teachers:

• a physics/chemistry/robotics teacher, and
• an advanced mathematics instructor.

Enhancing academics with STEM resources has been a long time focus of the Foundation. During the past two years, the Foundation has funded the following STEM projects:

Grant Description Amount Awarded
Robotics Team 2015-16 The grant funded building supplies and expenses associated with competitions, including registration fees and travel related expenses (appx. 45 students). $8,000
Lab Materials for Forensic Science (91 students) and Zoology (60 students) classes. $3,291.30
Robotics Team 2016-17 The grant funded building supplies and expenses associated with competitions, including registration fees and travel related expenses (appx. 80 students). $8,000
Cellular Biology, Physiology, and Genetics Materials & Equipment for the classroom (appx. 235 students this year) $976.69
Air Force JROTC Trip Forty-three cadets and four chaperones attend the Airfare South Central Regional Drill Championships where cadets learn about cyber security, flying operations, fight equipment and aerospace science. $13,955
Engineering Classroom Supplies The grant provides tools and consumable supplies to enable students to practice fabrication skills and workbooks for a course based on OAS Engineering Standards academic objectives (appx. 40 students). $1,341
Color Graphing Calculators (30 calculators) $4,800
Mission Impossible Project for Physics students (129 students) $2,112.93
Air Force ROTC Curriculum in Action $1,008
JROTC STEAM team $2,400