Build a 3D Printer STEM Lab
With Time2Give And MyStemKits’ STEM Lab Grant
Applications due by April 30, 2018
Time2Give Inc., a non-profit with a mission to provide sustainable STEM-based education support for K-12 schools and organizations, has partnered with MyStemKits.com, the world’s largest library of standards-aligned 3D printable manipulatives for k-12 education, to announce a STEM Lab Grant. This grant and the partnerships that make it possible, is a sustainable STEM Lab program that can be scaled nationwide.
The 2018 Spring STEM Lab Grants with total value of $60,000 ($15,000/lab) will be awarded to one Elementary, one Middle, one High School and one Extended Day Program affiliated with the Atlanta Public School System. Atlanta Public Schools have been identified as the first grant recipients as Time2Give’s founder Laron Walker attended and graduated from APS.
Each lab is valued at $15,000
Time2Give, Inc. is a 501(c)3 founded in 2004 with a mission to provide sustainable STEM based education support for K-12 schools and organizations. It was founded in 2004 by Laron Walker with the original mission to reach back and support kids needing book scholarships for college. In 2016, the focus was shifted to STEM education to align with the founder’s passion and to increase impact in our communities. Present day, Time2Give provides in excess of $15,000 of annual support for programs targeting STEM and student initiatives.
Laron Walker is a Southwest Atlanta native of humble roots who attended Atlanta Public Schools K-12. Upon his graduation from Fredrick Douglas High School, he received several scholarships to cover his college tuition/room and board but a $1000 scholarship written directly to him gave him the means to actually move onto campus. He then graduated summa cum laude from Tennessee State University (TSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Later, he enrolled in Purdue University where he obtained his Masters of Science in the same area. The $1000 scholarship resonated with him, and in 2004 he founded Time2Give with the initial mission to provide book scholarships for incoming college freshman.
Laron has always had a flair for being an entrepreneur, starting his first company while in undergrad. Laron later helped launch a number of technology start-ups that targeted niche markets, including STEM education. One of those companies is MyStemkits.com (www.mystemkits.com) which focuses on making affordable, quality education available for all utilizing 3D printing technology. Due to his passion and involvement in the STEM education community, the mission of Time2Give was shifted to sustainable STEM based education support for K-12 schools and organizations.
Laron is the proud husband of Rachel Austin Walker, and father to Isaiah, Laila and Olivia.