At the end of last year Ramtech was proud to sponsor an Innovative Teaching Grant for the Mansfield Independent School District Education Foundation. The grant will support a program developed by a group of Mansfield ISD intermediate school librarians titled “Make Your Mark in Mansfield Intermediate Libraries: Inspire, Imagine, Investigate, Innovate.” The $4,500 grant will be used to purchase hardware, software, tools and equipment to support the intermediate school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs. Specifically, the plan calls for developing a “Makerspace” area in the libraries of the district’s six intermediate school campuses where students can come together to investigate, collaborate, and create in a unique community section of each facility. Individual projects will be guided by the school librarians through inquiry-style learning encouraging students to use a collaborative approach in order to build and create by making connections to what they have learned in the classroom and applying it to the real world.
For several years Ramtech and its employees have made personal and financial contributions to several local organizations and charities in the Mansfield area. Agencies such as Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, Kiwanis, Habitat for Humanity, Mansfield Cares, and Common Ground are just a few of the outstanding organizations that Ramtech has had the privilege of working with. Ramtech has been a corporate sponsor of the Mansfield ISD Education Foundation since its inception, and both Mike Slataper and Linc Moss have served on the foundation’s board of directors. More information on the MISDEF can be found on the foundation’s website at www.mansfieldisdfoundation.org.