2022-23  Mini Grants
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Robotomies Sponsorship

HS | Rocheleau

GDEF sponsors the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School’s Robotics team – The Robotomies. The team competes annually in the International FIRST Robotics Competition.

2022-23  Major Grants
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Sustainable Living High Tunnel

HS | Reid & Gounis

This grant supports the Sustainable Living interdisciplinary course at the High School as they add a high tunnel greenhouse to the GD Garden. This will give Sustainable Living a space where classes can be conducted even during the coldest winter months, provide alternative seed starting/additional growing space and extend the growing season, and give students the experience of building a structure in a supervised and safe

environment. This opportunity to work, hands-on, and learn by doing has proven to be valuable to students of all levels and abilities, and the class has brought together groups of students who rarely have the opportunity to work together.

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ACTFL Conference in Boston for Foreign Language Teachers

HS | Liebold

This grant will allow GD World Language staff to attend the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language conference in Boston. Attending the ACTFL conference provides an opportunity for faculty to learn, grow and become inspired to teach language using new methodologies in the classroom. They will gain knowledge on how to apply the new standards in GD classrooms, learn best practices, connect and reconnect with language educators around the world and attend workshops relevant to their content areas.

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CNC Router

HS | Rocheleau

GDEF supported the addition of a CNC Router (Computer Numerical Control) to the GD tech lab for the educational benefit of GD technology, engineering and robotics students. Students will use the machine not only to learn about manufacturing and prototyping techniques, but to enhance their ability to create custom precision parts for GD robotics. GD's FIRST Robotics team will be able to quickly and accurately create one or more custom parts for their competition robot with unparalleled speed and quality; and the technology and engineering students will be able to expand their understanding of and experience in manufacturing processes used in modern industries.