The Society for Science & the Public announced that $65,000 in grants have been given to 20 extraordinary organizations supporting STEM education and science literacy.
The STEM Action Grant Program aims to bolster and support community-driven nonprofit organizations that are working to enhance the public’s understanding of science and to increase participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields.
Half of the organizations the Society is funding in 2019 previously received support from the Society, with $30,500 going to continued support. To date (including this announcement), the Society has given $170,000 to 29 organizations seeking to improve access to STEM education.
“The Society for Science & the Public is eager to support organizations that engage young people with STEM in innovative ways,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “These organizations are seeking to lower the barriers to entry in STEM fields, ensuring students from all backgrounds are provided an opportunity to explore STEM fields and have meaningful experiences.”
The following organizations are awardees of the 2019 STEM Action Grant Program:
- Black Girls Dive (Owing Mills, MD)
- ChiTownBio (Chicago, IL)
- Collaborative Youth Education Alliance (Hammond, LA)
- Congressional App Challenge (Washington, DC)
- Electric Girls (New Orleans, LA)
- HYPOTHEkids (New York, NY)
- Latinas in STEM (Calabasas, CA)
- Learn Fresh Education Company (Denver, CO)
- Lower Brule Research (Lower Brule, SD)
- Marie’s Kids (North Charleston, SC)
- Mobile STEM Programming at Memphis Public Libraries (MPL) (Memphis, TN)
- ProjectCSGIRLS (Potomac Falls, VA)
- SAFE Alternative Foundation for Education (Baltimore, MD)
- Science from Scientists (Bedford, MA)
- Science Policy Outreach Taskforce (SPOT) (Chicago, IL)
- Sci-Inspire (Philadelphia, PA)
- STEM Saturdays/Dibia DREAM (Miami, FL)
- Together Educating All Children in Hospitals (TEACH), (Staten Island, NY)
- Virtual Field Trips/Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (New York, NY)
- Youth Code Jam (San Antonio, TX)
Funding for the STEM Action Grant program comes from Regeneron.