Indian Hill Primary School earns $5,000 OSLN Grant, funded by Battelle


The study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is part of the curriculum DNA within Indian Hill Primary School (IHPS). Now the work of our world-class educators is earning headlines. IHPS was the only primary school and one of three schools in Hamilton County to receive the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) $5,000 grant, funded by Battelle. 

“These are highly selective grants that speak to important cultural work in STEM,” said Indian Hill Primary School Principal Dr. Erin Owens. “As one of the few primary schools in Ohio to receive this recognition, this grant is further evidence of the holistic approach to academics that begins with our youngest Braves.”

OSLN grants are used to create sustainable, STEM learning projects in public and private K-12 schools across 55 Ohio counties. Awarded classrooms receive grants of up to $5,000. In total, $687,500 will be awarded.

“We are so proud of how STEM education is embraced by our faculty, our students, and our families at Indian Hill Primary School – where Family STEM Night is a regular event,” said Indian Hill Superintendent Kirk Koennecke. “Like so many of our nationally recognized programs, we are intentional in making it a regular part of our instruction to our youngest Braves and to grow the student STEM experience building to building within our District.”

The Indian Hill Primary School faculty members awarded the grant include Monica Dawkins and Elizabeth Ruebusch; the grant was written for the whole school, and the money will be used to fund 3D printers and 3D pens.

Photo caption: Indian Hill Primary School (IHPS) earned one of three OSLN Grants within Hamilton County, funded by Battelle; pictured (L to R) with the school’s current 3D printer is IHPS Assistant Principal Andy Gruber, faculty STEM experts Monica Dawkins and Elizabeth Ruebusch, and IHPS Principal Dr. Erin Owens.