Funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subject areas have been highlighted as areas with a global skills shortage. For this reason, governments, societies and industrial organizations around the world are allocating extra funding for STEM resources at schools and colleges.
In America, there are a number of sources of extra funding for STEM resources:
US Government Funding
The US Department of Education is allocating to STEM education. This is distributed to Local Education Authorities and made available as competitive grants to individual schools and colleges. As part of the scheme, the goverment authorized the Secretary of Education to award grants of $50,000 to three elementary and three secondary schools, with a high concentration of low-income students in each state, whose students demonstrate the largest improvement in mathematics and science.
National Space Grant Foundation
The National Space Grant Foundation is a tax exempt organization set up to support STEM education (at various levels) connected to space, aeronautics, aviation and Earth System science. Grants are available to every American State. Other STEM projects are also funding by NASA.
The Lockheed Martin Corporation
The Lockheed Martin Corporation awards grants for tax-exempt non-profit public elementary and secondary schools in the United States for STEM programs. In 2009, Lockheed Martin dedicated more than $24 million to programs supporting STEM education, community service, and military support.
Lockheed Martin Corporation
6801 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817
Idaho National Laboratory
The Idaho National Laboratory has two different grant programs for STEM education in the State of Idaho:
- STEM Resources Mini Grant - Up to $2,000 For the purchase of technology or lab equipment, classroom resources or professional development for STEM curriculum.
- INL STEM Extreme Classroom Makeover Grant - Up to $10,000 for public or private elementary, middle and high schools. Funds may be used to purchase classroom supplies, equipment and materials that benefit all subjects of the STEM program.
Idaho National Laboratory
2525 Fremont Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83415
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) awards more than $1.4 million annually in scholarships and grants for educational programs in science and technology. Grants for $1,000 are awarded to STEM teachers and can be used to purchase lab supplies, software, hardware or other equipment that enhance the STEM curriculum. Funds may also be used for after-school activities such as math clubs and robotic competitions. Teachers must apply for grants through their local AFCEA chapters.
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033-3899
The STEM Education Coalition
The STEM Education Coalition is composed of a large group of industrial organizations that implement STEM skills within their workforce and education professionals.
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