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CampbellScholar (TBC) STEM Education Grants

This award is presented to secondary school teachers to integrate STEM curriculum into their classrooms. This award is funded by the Timothy B. Campbell Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

Deadlines and Dates

Deadline to Apply January 31, 2018 11:59PM (PST)
Notification of Award February 1, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Current applicants must be secondary school teachers in the Beaverton School District (BSD). Projects must be focused on STEM curriculum.

Award info

One award will be distributed each year in the amount of $2,000.

Selection Process

The TBCMSF board will review all applications for selection.

Nomination Procedure

Questions to include on the application:

  • Name
  • Grade Level
  • Email address
  • School
  • Title I or Title I feeder school? (yes/no)
  • Project Title
  • Overall goal of the project
  • Project description
  • Itemized budget
  • NGSS standards alignment (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • Willing to take pictures and provide student photo release form (yes/no)
  • How will these resources be used to have a lasting impact at your school?
  • How will this project have a lasting effect on school engineering participation?
  • How will this project encourage community and parent involvement?

Award granted: March (now April) 2018 must be used within the 2018 calendar year.

In order to be as impartial and fair as possible, we request the teacher’s name(s) be omitted from the applications that we receive for review.



Past Recipients

2019 Recipients

Shake it off... Building Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Jeffrey Crapper (ELL Migrant/Native American Summer School Program)

Earthquake shaker tables were built to introduce the Engineering Process. Then team building activities were incorporated during community inquiries. Students went to Portland State Engineering Lab for a tour. The final project involved building balsa wood structures to test hypotheses.

Model the biosphere by engineering an aquaponics system

Jeffrey Strom (Terra Nova School)

Students worked in small teams to research, design, engineer, build and problem solve their own aquaponics designs. Students applied NGSS matter and energy targets while applying carbon, nitrogen matter cycles during energy flow tracking.

Teaching Engineering & Science Through Aquaponics

Burton Reed, ACMA (Arts & Communications Magnet Academy)

An aquaponic system was designed and built where the water circulates from the bottom and through the top to fertilize the plants growing above the fish tanks. Students picked out the correct type of fish and fed them daily. They also selected plants for starts and finally transplanted them to the garden outside.

2018 Recipients

Engineering and Everest Expedition

Ms. Sarah Watterson, Ms. Sara Groat (Highland Park Middle School)

Students, acting as outerwear designers, will evaluate the insulative properties of various fabrics and using the results, design the component layers of an Everest expedition coat.

LEGO Car Collision Engineering

Ms. Ashley Redding, Ms. Rebecca Dennis, Ms. Katrina Flasch (Mountain View Middle School)

Students will use the engineering design process to apply their learning of forces and motion in order to solve a real world, technical skills scenario in which they modify the bumper of a car to make it safer for passengers in a collision.

Rocket Design

Ms. Heather Meiring, Mr. David Reynolds (Beaverton High School)

Students will be introduced to several methods to analyze rocket performance, including a real-time altimeter – each tool is a different level of abstraction that students can use to improve their designs. Project can be utilized in Engineering 2 and AP Physics 1.