STEM Action Grants
Providing small grants to innovative nonprofit organizations led by social entrepreneurs.
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. Since 2016, the Society has awarded $410,000 to 64 organizations wanting to improve access to STEM education.
“The funding allowed our organization to provide the community with access to free STEM activities. We provided over 100 hours of STEM activities and five field trips designed to educate and inspire a population of youth who are historically underserved and underrepresented in STEM.”
Black Girls Dive
“Weeks before the scheduled program, Puerto Rico was devastated by two hurricanes, leaving much of the island was without power. However, a brave group from Guaynabo gathered technology and students together to participate in a virtual field trip. It was amazing to see the students so eager to learn in the midst of what was happening around them”
Virtual Field Trips
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More Ways the Society Supports Science Educators
Science News in High Schools
The Society’s Science News in High Schools program brings Science News magazine along with educational resources to high schools across the United States and worldwide.
High School Research Teachers Conference
Each year the Society brings 200 high school research teachers to Washington, D.C. for a weekend of sharing best practices and collaboration.
Middle School Research Teachers Conference
The Society is proud to add the Middle School Research Teachers Conference to our Equity & Outreach programs. Each year 50 middle school teachers will come to Washington D.C. to collaborate and learn from each other.
Advocate Grant Program
Discover how we build STEM access by helping mentors of underrepresented and low-income students entering research projects in scientific or engineering competitions.
Research at Home
Resources, advice, and stories of inspiration on completing research outside of a traditional laboratory environment