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Grants Demonstrate Deep Commitment to Improving Science Literacy
WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2018) — The Society for Science & the Public today announced that $30,000 in grants have been given to seven exceptional organizations supporting STEM education and science literacy.
The STEM Action Grant Program seeks to encourage community-driven organizations that advocate for the general public’s understanding of science and work to increase participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields through unique programming. Last year, the Society gave $55,000 to 13 organizations seeking to improve access to STEM education.
“The Society for Science & the Public is committed to helping innovative nonprofits dedicated to improving STEM literacy and expanding the STEM talent pipeline,” said Maya Ajmera, President & CEO of the Society for Science & the Public. “We are thrilled to provide funding to organizations that are working to engage young people in STEM in new ways.”
The following organizations are awardees of the 2018 STEM Action Grants Program:
About Society for Science & the Public
Society for Science & the Public is dedicated to the achievement of young scientists in independent research and to public engagement in science. Established in 1921, the Society is a nonprofit whose vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its world-class competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning magazines, Science News and Science News for Students, Society for Science & the Public is committed to inform, educate, and inspire. Learn more at www.societyforscience.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).