2021 Annual Report: STEM Research Grants

STEM Research Grants - Annual Report 2021 photo collage

Through the STEM Research Grant program, the Society provided research kits to 100 middle and high school science educators during the 2020–2021 school year to help their students conduct scientific research outside the classroom. The teachers, who hailed from 38 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, were each given the opportunity to choose from a selection of 13 high-quality kits valued at $1,000 each.

Previously, educators were given grants, which they could use to buy supplies for their classrooms. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the STEM Research Grant program was adapted to provide teachers with the necessary tools for effective at-home learning. In order to better help educators adjust to their continually shifting environments and to maximize the money being spent, the Society purchased resources in bulk and developed kits that educators could choose from.

Priority consideration was given to teachers in schools that serve low-income areas or underrepresented students.

Customized Kits

Grantees had the option to choose from 13 high-quality STEM research kits. Read more about this year’s kits in our press release.

Read the Press Release

Meet the 2020–2021 Grantees

Get to know the recipients of the 2020–2021 STEM Research Grants, who are working to level the educational playing field for students in their schools and communities.

Meet the Grantees

Sustaining Research Outside the Classroom

Other Outreach & Equity Programs