Sponsors and Acknowledgements


The following people and organizations are recognized here for their wonderful support for this project and the visit to Japan.

The Government of Japan

Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (JFMF)

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Indiana Department of Education

Carmel Clay Schools and Board of Education

Clay Middle School Administration, Faculty, and students

Team Inventors Teachers and Students

Clay Middle School Science Staff

And these individuals have contributed significantly to this project:

Mrs. Carol Mayer, technology support, Clay

Mr. Terry Howell, technology support-Administrative

Mrs. Anita Montalone, assistant tech support-Clay

Mr. Bob Weber, and Mr. Evan Williams-technology advice, Clay

Mr. Joe A., Miss Amanda F., Miss Sylvia L., and Mr. Patrick S.-my students that provided some ideas, books, and materials

Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett, media support-Clay

Mrs. Cindy Koelsch, Mrs. Carole Fitzgerald, media and practical support-Clay

Mr. Kent DeKoninck, former principal that presented this idea

Dr. Barbara Underwood, Carmel Clay Schools Superintendent

Mr. Gary Huddleston, my principal that supports this project,

Mrs. Megan Klinginsmith and Mrs. Lila Jay, assistant principals also supporting the project-Clay

Mr. Bryan Alig-business card design/prototype; FedEX-Kinko’s Castleton-card production

Mr. Joe Akkad, taking care of the facilities while I am on this experience-Clay

Miss Nancy Gilpin, feeding the classroom animals while I am away-Clay


Mrs. Robert Weaver, my mom, for her support in ALL capacities