The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of $500 annually to help K–12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. “Living in a Material World” grants are intended to recognize creativity and enhance awareness of materials science and the role that materials play in society. Applicants should describe a hands-on, curriculum-based K–12 project involving student observation, teamwork, mathematics, and science skills that enhance student awareness of the everyday materials around them. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
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 April.
The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is dedicated to transformative research and technology in life sciences using team-based strategies to tackle grand societal challenges. One of IGB’s programs is the Art of Science, a celebration of common ground between science and art.