OUTREACH AND EQUITY
Following a successful middle school pilot program, the Science News in High Schools program changed its name to Science News Learning and delivered STEM learning materials reaching up to 5 million students, 17,000 educators and more than 5,000 schools in 2022.
The Advocate Program provides training, equipment and year-round support to mentors working with underrepresented and low-income students. In 2022–2023, 84 educators from 36 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Mexico served as Advocates.
Through the STEM Action Grant program, the Society distributed $176,000 in grants to 45 nonprofits in 2022, across 22 states and Washington, D.C.—the largest pool of recipients, to date.
Through the STEM Research Grant program, the Society awarded $135,000 to 95 middle and high school science educators during the 2021–2022 school year to help their students conduct scientific research outside the classroom.
In 2022, the Society once again brought together science educators from across the country to share best practices in a pair of peer-led conferences, the High School Research Teachers Conference and Middle School Research Teachers Conference.