David MacFarlane, president of ESCRYPT Canada, presented the first Bosch Community Fund Canadian grant of $35,000 to Greg Dick, director of educational outreach at Perimeter Institute.

Perimeter will use the funding to increase local teacher and student engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

"With this grant, ESCRYPT and the Bosch Community Fund celebrate and support STEM education and career development in the Waterloo Community," said David. "By providing access to training, hands-on activities and learning opportunities, Perimeter Institute will continue to engage, inspire and train the STEM leaders of the future."

Perimeter Institute's Educational Outreach team provides STEM resources and training to schools, instructors and students in the Waterloo area. The outreach program focuses on teacher training programs, class materials, educational resource kits and local events to promote the pursuit of STEM-related studies and careers.

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants to organizations in communities in the U.S. and Canada in which Bosch has business locations.

ESCRYPT in Canada, a member of the Bosch group of companies, provides leading cybersecurity products and services to automotive and smart-city customers. The company opened its Canadian headquarters in Waterloo in 2016.