Everyone deserves an education that allows them to better themselves and their world, inspires creativity and innovation, and instills in them a life-long quest for knowledge.  The Foundation supports initiatives that expand students’ horizons and allow them to learn about the world around them.

CURRENTLY FEATURED IN EDUCATION


PAST PROJECTS IN EDUCATION

Herbert W. Hoover Chair in Communication & Digital Media at Walsh University

Herbert W. Hoover Chair in Communication & Digital Media at Walsh University

2017 – The Herbert W. Hoover Chair in Communication and Digital Media was established at Walsh University.  Included in this initiative is the funding to hire a full-time Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Chair in Communication and Digital Media; funding for the purchase of equipment for the creation of audio, video, and digital media content; the 2018 cohort of Blouins Global Scholars will spend four years studying issues pertaining to water culminating in a project of their choosing during their senior year; the creation of a documentary on Great Lakes water quality by 2020; and the hosting of a student film festival focused on environmental issues.

Bridging the Gap Between Stark County and Biscayne National Park

Bridging the Gap Between Stark County and Biscayne National Park

2016 – A unique program that bridges the gap between Stark County students at Malone University and Biscayne National Park is established with funding from the HWHF.  This program has resulted in the creation of a marine biology minor with 10% of 2018 freshman students declaring the minor.  The success of the program allowed the university to hire an additional full-time faculty member.

Water Quality Education

Water Quality Education

2015 – A partnership is formed with the Stark County Educational Service Center to provide students in Stark County with access to world-class scientists and elevated science education. Since the initial funding, over 11,000 students in Stark County have benefited from these hands-on educational opportunities and countless others will continue to benefit from the scientific equipment provided through this project.

Creating “Media Building-Blocks of Environmental Knowledge” (MBEK) aka the “Ocean Health Voyage”

Creating “Media Building-Blocks of Environmental Knowledge” (MBEK) aka the “Ocean Health Voyage”

2014 – HWHF funds the development and creation of the online course “Ocean Health Voyage” that uses documentary-style film and the world’s top scientists to teach university students about nine areas of ocean sustainability.

Sponsor Partner with University of Miami to Support Society for Environmental Journalists Conference

Sponsor Partner with University of Miami to Support Society for Environmental Journalists Conference

2011 – HWHF co-sponsors the Society for Environmental Journalists conference held at University of Miami bringing over 800 environmental journalists in to Miami to learn about the issues impacting South Florida.

The Greening of Chemistry Labs on College Campuses

The Greening of Chemistry Labs on College Campuses

2007 – Funding is provided for the project “The Greening of Chemistry Labs on College Campuses” at Walsh University with the goal of creating environmentally-friendly chemistry through the development of lab experiments that could be run without the use of heavy metals, solvents, and poor waste management.

Integrated Teaching at the Shark Research Program for At-Risk Students of Dade and Other Florida Counties

Integrated Teaching at the Shark Research Program for At-Risk Students of Dade and Other Florida Counties

2002 – HWHF provides funding for Dr. Samuel H. Gruber and the Bimini Biological Field Station Shark Research Program, allowing high school teachers and economically disadvantaged students to join a 4-day research trip to the Bimini Biological Field Station and participate in authentic shark research experiences.

The Encounters Education Series Program for Miami-Dade County Schools

The Encounters Education Series Program for Miami-Dade County Schools

1999 – HWHF begins funding Encounters in Excellence/Odyssey Earth, an organization that has reached 1.5 million students in South Florida and Ohio with its live auditorium presentations.  The program consists of a series of film lectures on natural history topics with a focus on the biodiversity of Biscayne Bay.

The Herbert W. Hoover Chair in Physical Therapy at Walsh University

The Herbert W. Hoover Chair in Physical Therapy at Walsh University

1993– HWHF provided funds to Walsh University to create a physical therapy program and to establish the Herbert W. Hoover Chair in Physical Therapy.  Further funding was provided in 1995 to renovate facilities to support the Program.  Today, the Doctorate of Physical Therapy is one of the leading academic programs at the Walsh University with 100% of graduates since 2009 passing licensure and obtaining employment.


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