Grants Supporting STEM Programs That Empower Females
The Saxena Family Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and around empowering girls and young women so that they have equal rights later in life through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training. When considering the award of grants and scholarships from the foundation, the selection committee will review the grant application, as well as other eligibility factors: Organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities, under Section 509(a) of that code; organizations cannot be a private foundation under Section 509(a). For-profit organizations are not eligible for funding. While some unrestricted funding is provided, the foundation prefers to fund specific projects. The foundation anticipates most grants will be in the $5,000 to $50,000 range. Grants are awarded for a single year but may be renewed based on review of the previous year’s progress and results. Initial grants are not necessarily typical of future grants.
NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of earth and space science resources for educators of all levels—from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. In one activity, designed for grades 3–5, students examine line plots of NASA data and see that the Sun heats up land, air, and water.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, the ultimate STEM contest for sixth- through twelfth-grade public schools, is celebrating 10 years of helping educators teach STEM while tackling local community issues and winning technology for their school. To celebrate, Samsung is giving away up to $3 million in prizes and selecting more winners than ever before. Take a few minutes and submit your application to participate today.
The National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project hosts free weeklong workshops for high school and college educators across the country. Mark French, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University, had the idea to use guitars and music to spark interest in STEM.