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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Society for Science & the Public today announced that $35,000 in grants have been distributed to eight innovative organizations supporting community-based STEM projects. Earlier this year, the Society gave $20,000 to five other organizations.
Through the STEM Action Grant Program, supported by Regeneron, the Society funds mission-driven organizations that promote STEM and science literacy.
“Now is the time to nurture and support community-based organizations that are finding innovative ways to get young people interested and involved in STEM disciplines,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News.
STEM Action Grants
The STEM Action Grants support organizations that aim to nurture the public’s understanding of STEM fields, spark a life-long interest in and appreciation for STEM fields through unique programming and increase participation in STEM fields of underrepresented populations.
The following organizations received STEM Action Grants:
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).