2023 WSST Foundation Grant Recipients
Stanley-Boyd High School
Science Enrichment Field Trip
Mary will be taking students on a field trip to the MN Science Museum and the Underwater Adventures
Pepin High School
Pepin Underwater Drone Project
Nash will be using the grant to enhance aquatic ecology learning for Pepin High Schoolers with an underwater drone that can take accurate readings of aquatic populations, observe behavior of fish and aquatic plant life, and count numbers of invasive species.
Horowitz Planetarium, School District of Waukesha
Who's Ready for Laser Camp?
The Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium will be using the grant to build Laser camp - an effort to explore the science of lasers/light through development of a show.
Woodworth Middle School, Fond du Lac
The Internet of Things
Students in the coding club at Woodworth Middle school will create projects and learn how to integrate programming, design and prototyping into science, technology, engineering, art and math using microcontrollers and sensors.
Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School
Combining the genius circuitry system of Snap Circuits with open-ended brick construction, Susan’s students will build amazing structures that cleverly light up, make noise, and bring creativity to life.
Random Lake School District
Cindy will be starting a school garden to support 4K-12 multi curricular academics, nutritional, physical, and mental health advantages, while inviting the community to grow with them.
Randolph High School
CAPP Biology Certification
Jacquelyn will be using these funds towards completing a science masters so she can teach CAPP biology.
Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium, School District of Waukesha
Stars for All Planetarium Conference
Hosted in Kingsport, TN, Lisa will be attending a Planetarium Conference, which is also the official gathering of all seven US planetarium regionals.
2021/22 WSST Foundation Grant Recipients
Amy Felcyn, Monroe High School
AP Summer Institute for AP Biology
Milton Pella Grant
Tiffany Lissick, New Richmond Middle School
International Yellowstone Educator Fellowship
The goal of this project is to meaningfully contribute to the in-field research project of tracking Yellowstone National Park’s five major ungulate species.
Beth Allcox, New Holstein High School
3D Integration in Science Classroom
This project will provide a 3D printer so students can create models of the subjects they talk about in class.
Mary Ellen Kanthack, Genoa City
Science on Saturday
This project will allow intermediate grades in the district to experience science outside of the regular science class-room, fostering a deeper interest in science.
Lisa Swaney, Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
Here Comes the Sun
This is a hands-on STEM extension project designed around incorporating multiple sun activities that is paired with a sun planetarium show.
2020/21 WSST Foundation Grant Recipients
Purchase lab equipment for physics experiments
This grant will provide Joanne’s students with the necessary equipment to perform laboratory experiments that they otherwise would just have to read about, hear about or see demonstrated instead of actually doing.
Graduate School in Biotechnology
This grant will fund graduate work during the Spring Semester 2021 in Experimental Design and Analysis in Biotechnology and Leadership in Organizations. Molly teaches Biology and Biotechnology at the high school level, and these courses will enhance her knowledge in this field and help her teach research techniques.
Leadership in Curriculum Development
This grant will support Terrance’s personal leadership development. He has extensive experience teaching chemistry and aims to expand his knowledge of school-based program decision and curriculum implementation. This will allow him to take on more leadership roles in his district.
Mary C Caucutt
Digital Frog Dissection
Mary will use this grant to allow her enriched science students and those in other classes in her district to participate in a virtual frog dissection using The Flinn Digital Dissection for the grass frog.
After school Bacteriophage research project
Zachary will create an after-school research program for high school students, allowing them to explore bacteria and bacteriophages, or the viruses that infect them. Students will participate in authentic research and communicate their discoveries with diverse audiences.
Interactive activities for planetarium lobby
The goal of this project is to incorporate educational, informative, hands-on, interactive displays that are designed to engage all in the school planetarium lobby.
This plan includes motion-sensing technology and projection systems, display panels that can be quickly changed depending on seasons and current events, and interactive kiosks that can be readily upgraded for a variety of topics.
Jonathan D. Baker
Citizen Science study of prairie plants
This grant will be used to develop an innovative, project-based unit on plant ecology in Jonathan's Conservation Biology class. The unit will focus on the exploration of the wet-prairie ecosystem found at his school’s Outdoor Learning Area, and will be centered around the driving question: “How can we best manage and preserve the biodiversity found in this rare wet-prairie remnant?”
Hydroponics project for every school
This grant will help fund Emily’s goal of having at least one hydroponics unit in each building in her school district. She will work with a local company that builds hydroponics units to help students grow vegetables for school use, raise money for sustaining the program and learn about the science behind alternative ways to grow food.
VEX robotics update
Greg will use this grant to fund challenge game equipment in 8th grade robotics class. The addition of competition game field equipment will excite and motivate students to learn robotics in a gamified platform. He will use that class as a launchpad to establish a robotics club that will one day participate in area robotics competitions.
Foundation STEM Grant
Brad Roost, Ripon High School
A Microscopic Approach to Teaching Aquatic Ecology
Funding would support the understanding of the role of macro- and microscopic organisms in aquatic ecology.
Zong Vang, Oshkosh Area School District Ozobots
This project will engage K-5 students in a hands-on collaborative and creative learning environment while introducing students to basic programming.
Elizabeth Prichard, Messmer Catholic Schools
With the help of a digital microscope and viewing screen, students will be able to work together in groups to get a better understanding of life that is not visible to the naked eye.
Pre-Service Teacher Founder’s Grant
Morgan Fisher, Lawrence University
Mary McIntire, Stanley-Boyd High School
Science Enrichment Field Trip
*Awarded October 2022
Grant Recipients 2020
Founders New Teacher $500.00
La Crosse, Wi. 54601
Michell Howe $1000
Stephanie Baker $630
Lisa Swaney $1000
Brianna Phernetton $1000
Mark Dickson $566.70
Grant Recipients 2019
Hartford Union High School
Kathy Biernat $912
Jeﬀ Crumbaugh $956
Christine Fuller $805
Eagle River Elementary School
Emily Swanson $1000
Grant Recipients 2018
Eagle River Elementary School
Survival Skills at the School Forest
Erik P. Duhn
Summer Grad study at South Dakota
Little Bits Electronics for Littles
Local Groundwater Research Project
Ms. Andi Winkle
Environmental Education and Outdoor Pursuits
St. Francis Borgia School
East Troy High School Science
Research Internship with the Raicu Group at UWM
2017 Grant recipients
Byerly Grant ($392)
Beth Allcox (Lab Toolboxes)
Founders Grant ($1000)
Jacquelyn Curran (Graduate Degree)
Pella Grants ($1000)
Sarah Adumat (Shapiro STEM Garden)
Amanda Nothem (Science Club)
Constance Rauterkus (Digital Microscope)
Oconto Falls HS
Shelly Rudnick-Peterson (Digital Microscopes)
Shirley Stoltz (Mondarchs)
Natalie Topper (Greenhouse Engineering)
Menomonie Middle School
Front and Center Grant ($150)
Danielle Balistrieri Fennimore HS
Mike Damp Nikolay MS
Jennifer Koziar Edgewood Campus School
Jeff Schmid Two Rivers HS
Melissa Wimmler Columbus El
2016 Grant Recipients
Founders: ($1000.00 each)
Nicole Goff National Board Certification
Hatley WI 54440
Pella Grant: ($1000.00 each)
Kathy Biernat, MS Google Cardboard in the Science Classroom
St. Mary’s Visitation School
Timothy Cox Outdoor Science (student gardens, learning stations)
Scott Wagner Eighth Grade Renewable Energy Field Trip
Berlin Middle School
Danielle Balistrieri Learning STEM using Arduino, an open-source
Fennimore High School electronic platform
Chris Madden Hands on Technology (digital probes)
Pella Grant: No Applications
2015 WSST Grant Recipients
2014 WSST Grant Recipients
Katie Kastenson Schmidt
Milton Pella 2014:
2013 WSST Grant Recipients
Susan Enders ($650)
Katie Kastenson and Suzy Zietlow ($1,000)
Milton Pella 2013:
Julie Kautzer ($1,000)
Jennifer Grant ($1,000)
Brad Wysocki ($954)
Science Partnership 2013:
Lisa Tauares ($1,000)
Don Byerly 2013:
Debbie Petzel ($380)