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Doosan Bobcat North America awards $3,500 to local schools for STEM projects

Posted: 12/15/2020

WEST FARGO, N.D. (Dec. 2020) – Doosan Bobcat North America has awarded seven grants totaling $3,500 to middle school classrooms for projects focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In the past seven years, Doosan Bobcat has awarded more than $41,000 in grant money to schools in communities where its employees, dealers and customers live and work.

“The foundation of our company was built on innovation, which is why we strongly believe in supporting STEM-related education,” said Stacey Breuer, director of corporate communication and public affairs. “By awarding Doosan Discovery Grants, we help bring STEM to life and fuel students’ curiosity to build the technology of tomorrow. These students are our future innovators who will move our communities and businesses forward.”

Grant money will be used for the following projects at several North Dakota and Minnesota schools:

  • Breckenridge High School; Breckenridge, Minn. – Coding for Raspberry Pi devices that teach students programming and computer science
  • Cheney Middle School; West Fargo, N.D. – Makerspace STEM activity
  • Lewis and Clark Elementary School; Fargo, N.D. – Programming and coding with Sphero robots that encourage hands-on play
  • Richland 44 Elementary School; Abercrombie, N.D. – Learning about mechanical and electrical energy and friction through robots
  • Simle Middle School; Bismarck, N.D. – Designing roller coasters with foam pipe installations
  • The Innovation School; Bismarck, N.D. – Designing drone projects
  • South East Region Career and Tech Center / Wahpeton Middle School; Wahpeton, N.D. – Experimenting with plants with Mars-like growing conditions


Projects will be completed during the 2020–2021 academic school year and will be designed to improve, advance and enrich student learning. This one-time grant will help students apply STEM concepts they are learning in school to solve problems, using some of the same technologies and tools utilized in the workplace.

ABOUT DOOSAN BOBCAT NORTH AMERICA

Doosan Bobcat North America, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services.  The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, BOB-CAT® mowers, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment, and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.