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Ms. Banka from Goddard KS is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

GHS- Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Help me give my students access to tools, resources, and technology needed to be successful in my engineering classes.

  • $63,946 goal

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My Students

I teach three different Project Lead the Way Courses: Introduction to Engineering Design, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Engineering Design and Development.

Students enjoy hands-on learning.

They are excited and eager to learn! Each year, our engineering program continues to grow. Next year, we will have over 70 students enrolled in the Introduction to Engineering Design course. We hope to sustain this growth in order to expose more students to the endless possibilities a STEM career offers and to explore trade options as well.

My Project

Our engineering lab is about 5-6 years old. The monitors are starting to show their age. Upgrading our monitors will provide students with a wider viewing experience as they CAD model.

I am MOST excited about establishing loaner laptops for my students.

We run Autodesk Inventor, a 3D CAD modeling software that requires i7 processor/16GB Ram/updated graphics card. Many of my students do not have access to that kind of technology at home. The laptops listed will allow me to create a more equitable environment for my students. Those who can stay after and work in the lab can stay. Students who do not have transportation home nor do they have computer access, can take a laptop, mouse, and computer bag home with them to complete their assignments.

The Solve for Tomorrow Prize package will allow me to set up our Goddard Fab Lab, with Laser Cutter, various power tools, additional 3D printers, and 3D scanner. Lastly, the desperately needed consumable classroom supplies will be greatly appreciated.

Ms. Banka
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung - Notebook 9 Pro - 15? Touch-Screen Laptop ? Intel Core i7 ? 16GB Memory ? AMD Radeon 540 ? 256GB Solid State Drive - Titan silver • Best Buy Education $1,292.58 13 $16,803.54
Dremel Laser Cutter with BOFA AD 350 Fume Extractor • Amazon Business $7,999.99 1 $7,999.99
Samsung CF591 Series C27F591FDN LED monitor curved Full HD 1080p • CDW-G $302.18 24 $7,252.32
Afinia EinScan SP 3D scanner desktop USB • CDW-G $3,456.33 1 $3,456.33
SawStop PCS175-PFA30 1.75-HP Professional Cabinet Saw Assembly with 30-Inch Premium Fence System, Rails and Extension Table • Amazon Business $2,699.00 1 $2,699.00
LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer • Amazon Business $2,500.00 1 $2,500.00
Newline TRUTOUCH Core i7 8GB RAM 1TB On Board Computer • CDW-G $1,626.44 1 $1,626.44
LulzBot Mini 2 Desktop 3D Printer • Amazon Business $1,500.00 1 $1,500.00
Samsung Electronics SM-T830NZALXAR Galaxy Tab S4, 10.5", Gray with Cover Keyboard, Black • Amazon Business $779.98 1 $779.98
TK27965130T 32x Automatic Level Kit 400 ft. 360 • Grainger $307.12 2 $614.24
DEWALT DWS780 12-Inch Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw, One Size • Amazon Business $581.63 1 $581.63
Samsung - 31.5'LCD Curved 4K UHD Monitor - Dark Blue Gray • Best Buy Education $499.99 1 $499.99
LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder Tool Head • Amazon Business $395.00 1 $395.00
SawStop MB-PCS-IND Industrial Saw Mobile Base Assembly with PCS Mobile Base Conversion Kit • Amazon Business $378.00 1 $378.00
Silhouette Teal Cameo 3 Edition Bluetooth Educational Bundle Oracal Vinyl, Guides, Class, Membership • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
Case Logic 15.6-Inch Laptop Attache (VNAI-215) • Amazon Business $17.99 13 $233.87
DEWALT DWX726 Rolling Miter Saw Stand • Amazon Business $199.00 1 $199.00
Dremel Digilab craft board • CDW-G $42.45 4 $169.80
TK27832949T Saw Brake Cartiridge 5-12 Length 2 Width 4 Height • Grainger $78.20 2 $156.40
TK27832948T 10 Carbide Combination Circular Saw Blade Number of Teeth 60 • Grainger $72.85 2 $145.70
3 mm 1/8" x 12" x 12" Premium Baltic Birch Plywood, Box of 45 B/BB Grade Birch Veneer Sheets | By Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $64.00 2 $128.00
Hudson Durable Goods - Heavy Duty Waxed Canvas Work Apron with Tool Pockets (Black), Cross-Back Straps & Adjustable M to XXL • Amazon Business $29.99 4 $119.96
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller (2017) SM-R325NZVAXAR (US Version w/Warranty) • Amazon Business $112.42 1 $112.42
Komelon 6633 Open Reel Fiberglass Tape Measure, 300-Feet • Amazon Business $21.95 5 $109.75
DeWALT 12 Gallon Poly Wet/Dry Vac • Amazon Business $104.93 1 $104.93
Craftsman 34-82141 Digital Multimeter with 8 Functions and 20 Ranges • Amazon Business $17.95 5 $89.75
SYSTEM WALL REFERENCE 20 SHT LTR ASST DBL535900 • School Specialty $74.12 1 $74.12
Dremel Digilab craft board • CDW-G $68.13 1 $68.13
PAINT CUPS DISPOSABLE CASE OF 1000 • School Specialty $63.04 1 $63.04
Stanley 33-425 25-Foot by 1-Inch Measuring Tape • Amazon Business $9.88 6 $59.28
CRATE - STOWAWAY BLACK • School Specialty $58.30 1 $58.30
Ziploc WeatherShield 26.5 and 44 Quart Storage Box, 4 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $54.82 1 $54.82
New and Improved Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier • Amazon Business $14.97 3 $44.91
DEWALT DW3128P5 80-Tooth 12 in. Crosscutting Tungsten Carbide Miter Saw Blade - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $43.56 1 $43.56
3M 90565-4DC-PS Pro-Grade Earmuff • Amazon Business $20.39 2 $40.78
Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME256GA/AM) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Element14 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Motherboard • Amazon Business $38.10 1 $38.10
GLUE WHITE 4 OZ PK OF 48 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $32.65 1 $32.65
Raspberry Pi Camera Module V2-8 Megapixel,1080p • Amazon Business $28.88 1 $28.88
18 Pc SAE & Metric T-Handle Ball End Hex Key Set by USATNM • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Spacesaver Premium Vacuum Storage Bags 6 Pack (2 x Medium, 2 x Large, 2 x Jumbo) Space Saver Bags, Free Hand Pump for Travel • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
3M 8511PB1-A-PS Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $20.53 1 $20.53
Safety Woodworking Push Block and Push Stick Package 5 Piece Set In Safety Orange Color, Ideal for Woodworkers and Use On Table Saws, Router Tables, Jointers and Band Saws • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Oculus GO and Samsung Gear VR Life Case Semi-Hard Compact Travel Storage Carrying Case Cover Bag by InfiniApps: Compatible with ALL generations of Gear VR • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Samsung 32GB 95MB/s (U1) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME32GA/AM) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Swanson FOR15100 2-Inch by 3-Inch Marking Flags with 15-Inch Wire Staffs, Orange 100-Pack • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Silhouette KIT Tool, White • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
GLUE WHITE 1 GALLON SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $14.19 1 $14.19
BRUSH FOAM ASST SIZES SET OF 40 • School Specialty $13.55 1 $13.55
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16 Pack • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
3D Printer Nozzle Cleaning Kit - 0.4mm Needles and Tweezers Toolkit - Stainless Steel Nozzle Cleaning Tool Kit - Alternative for 0.4mm Drill Bits for 3D Printer - Set of 11 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
EXPO 1743032 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Fashion Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88

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