The Ohio STEM Learning Network is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity for K-12 STEM classrooms in Ohio.
The goal of the grant program is to foster the creation of new, sustainable STEM education programming in classrooms by investing directly in our K-12 teachers and administrators. Thanks to philanthropic funding from Battelle, educators can now apply through the Ohio STEM Learning Network STEM Classroom Grant Program for up to $5,000.
Projects should align to one of the following focus areas:
- Community Problem Solving
- STEM Career Exploration
- Building STEM Mindsets
- Design Thinking and Infrastructure
“Ask yourself: Which of these focus areas stirs you? What is your school or classroom missing? What might I notice if I were seeing my community or my school for the very first time? What would fascinate a young child? What about a teenager?” said Kelly Gaier Evans, Director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network.
https://osln.org/how-we-help/classroom-opportunities/statewide-design-challenge/Educators who identify infrastructure as a focus area may consider referencing the #STEMbuildsOhio Design Challenge for resources.
Additional details including the application, funding requirements, and tips for a successful application are posted here and at https://osln.org/how-we-help/classroom-opportunities/classroom-grant-program/.
Applications for the 2021-22 school year open October 21, 2021 and close December 2, 2021. Awards will be announced mid-January 2022. Eligible applicants are teachers or school administrators in public or private schools, grades K through 12. Schools must be in Ohio. Awards must be made to an organization or fiscal agent that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3) or a governmental agency.
About the Ohio STEM Learning Network
The Ohio STEM Learning Network is committed to helping the State of Ohio inspire and train the next generation of innovative leaders. The network operates as a public-private partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle.
Battelle’s founder, Gordon Battelle, believed that innovative science could and should benefit society at large. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) serve as the foundation on which Battelle’s business is built. Our scientists and researchers rely on their STEM expertise every day to drive innovation. This drives our conviction that all young people deserve a strong education in STEM. Together with public and private partners, we’re bringing quality STEM education to millions of students across the U.S.