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Bosch Awards Grant to Engineering Summer Institute at AU

June 14, 2022
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A generous gift from Bosch was made to sponsor the Anderson University Engineering Summer Institute.

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ANDERSON, SC The Bosch Community Fund has provided a $35,971 grant to sponsor the Anderson University Engineering Summer Institute taking place July 11-15, 2022. 

The Program Director, Dr. Kayode Karunwi, as well as the other members of the College of Engineering, Prof. Gilbert Eyabi, Dr. Ryan Karkkainen, Dr. Stephen Ojo, and Ms. Ann Stoddard will administer the program.

The Anderson University Engineering Summer Institute is a week-long day camp designed to fully introduce high school students to a STEM education, with an emphasis on engineering. The goal of the camp is to increase the number of students pursuing an engineering degree at AU, which will in turn help meet an increasing need in the Upstate for well-trained engineers in the workforce.

The camp, designed for rising ninth-graders through 12th-grade, will offer engaging discussions and activities centered around engineering disciplines as well as fun social and recreational opportunities. With multiple projects scattered over different days, students will be able to refine their approach and understanding of the process and develop an engineer’s mindset while improving their technical communication skills. 

The Bosch grant will support the purchase of equipment and supplies for the hands-on activities that will be offered each day, as well as help with the cost of operating the program (faculty instruction, daily operating costs, etc.). 

The Bosch Community Fund, the U.S.-based foundation for Bosch, has awarded over $37 million in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

More information about the Engineering Summer Institute can be found online at /events/engineering-summer-institute-07-11.  

For more information about the Anderson University College of Engineering, visit /academics/engineering

To learn more about the Bosch Community Fund, visit

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