To continue America’s technological advantage and strengthen the workforce pipeline, Lockheed Martin funds STEM education outreach activities for students across the K–16 spectrum. The company supports programs, events, and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity. Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, public elementary and secondary schools, and qualified institutions of higher education located or operating in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests.
Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round, with quarterly evaluations
In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.