Londonderry, N.H.-based Bosch Thermotechnology  awarded grants to two local high schools in support of STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering) education enterprises in those schools. The grants were given to:

• Manchester (N.H.) West High School to support the implementation of Project Lead the Way engineering programs; and

• Londonderry High School to support Mathematics Learning via Flipped Learning.

The grants were bestowed at a ceremony featuring New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte. The senator remarked on the importance of growing passion in STEM studies.

“These grants are critical because we have a real gap in our country right now when it comes to STEM education,” she said. “There is a need to try to bring the excitement back to the classroom for STEM education. I commend Bosch for giving support to our local schools for innovative programs to get more of our kids involved with STEM education.”

Ayotte toured the Bosch facility with Richard Sioer, the company’s North America president, and spoke with Bosch employees.

 The company headquarters in Londonderry employs about 100 associates ranging from sales, customer service, technical support and warehouse, and also features training space and a live demonstration center.