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WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2019) — The Society for Science & the Public today 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:
Funding for the STEM Action Grant program comes from Regeneron.
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 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).