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LATEST NEWS & INFO Category: Grants

Library, community college, and budding STEM school share new building

The Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy is truly making an impact, especially for students in the region. Last year, the public school in Lowellville in Mahoning County was awarded the Ohio STEM School designation. This year, the school adds a new class space. While it’s currently housed in the Campbell City district’s K-7 building, now students will also learn in a newly remodeled Community Literacy Workforce and Cultural Center, slated to open this spring. The $14 million center is a collaboration […]

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Dual interview: Applying and winning the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant

Through April 1, eligible Ohio farmers can nominate their local public school district to apply for $15,000 STEM grants through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Once nominated, school districts can submit applications to compete for the grants to help pay for projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. Since the grant is more involved than just submitting an application, this post is a double feature. Jeanne Gogolski is one of the state’s top experts […]

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Central Ohio organizations: Battelle STEM Grant Program open now

Battelle STEM grant girl scouts photo

Every year, Battelle supports organizations that create STEM integrated, standards based informal education programs. Battelle, which also manages the Ohio STEM Learning Network, looks to provide new and continuing support to organizations around Central Ohio in 2020. Previous grant winners include Maurice Womack, an engineer-educator working to eradicate STEM deserts throughout America through hands-on, online learning, and Rhonda Willford Eberst, a librarian who created the Summit STEM Living Library Museum and author of I Survived Pompeii.  Applications are now open for […]

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Teachers: Apply now for an externship with a STEM business

meep tn educators

The Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP) comes to Ohio in the summer of 2020. MEEP seeks to address the growing STEM skills gap in the manufacturing and engineering sectors by engaging Ohio teachers in paid summer externships with local companies in STEM industries. This program is funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research. Through MEEP, you’ll see STEM concepts in action. Then, with professional development, you’ll develop a new project-based learning experience to take back to […]

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Battelle NEON STEM Grant offers educators a chance to work with national environmental data

NEON fish sampling

In 2016, Battelle began operating the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) under an agreement with the National Science Foundation. NEON provides open, standardized ecological data from across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Now, to challenge educators to use NEON data in their K-12 STEM programming, Battelle has announced the Battelle NEON STEM Grant. Educators can submit grant proposals for lessons that would use NEON data for topics ranging from climate change to animal population movements and much more. Final grant proposals are due by 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31, with awards announced in December. Technical assistance webinars […]

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Winning schools in 2019 MakerMinded competition

The MakerMinded competition  awarded $2,000 to the following schools to spend on educational technologies from Eduporium. Winning schools SCOPES Academy @ Unioto Elementary School – Chillicothe, Ohio Northridge Middle School – Johnstown, Ohio These schools logged the most points in Ohio by logging STEM activities completed by students. Here are just a few pictures submitted this year. SCOPES Academy Northridge Middle School LIFT, which created MarkerMinded, and Battelle, which manages STEM networks, issued the press release both recognizing the winning schools […]

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“Eradicating STEM deserts throughout America” plus informal STEM grant from Battelle coming soon

Editor’s note: Today’s conversation features the engineer-educator behind a Central Ohio program awarded funding from the Battelle STEM Grant Program. The application for this grant opens on Friday, February 1st, 2019. If you manage an informal (out of classroom) STEM program where students learn about STEM, sign up here to be notified. Update: The application launched on Friday, apply here. The best teachers constantly search for better ways to reach their students. Many educators design their own curriculums, often based […]

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Teachers act as students in development project coming to Cincinnati

For STEM teachers, choosing the best professional development (PD) opportunity from myriad offerings can be challenging: Does the session pertain to my specialty? Will it speak to my students’ needs? Can I fit it into my crowded schedule? One new PD opportunity aims to answer those questions and others — right in the classroom. The Next Generation STEM Classroom project offers participating educators the chance to watch a master teacher instruct their students at their school during regular class hours. […]

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Presidential Award honors Licking Heights teacher Vicki Willett

Two Ohio teachers recently won Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The awards — the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching — were given to Wendy Teismann of Wilson Elementary School in Cincinnati’s Forest Hills School District, and to Vicki Willett of Licking Heights West Elementary School in Blacklick. The women, who were nominated for the awards and then submitted lengthy applications, were chosen for developing and implementing a high-quality instructional program that enhances student learning. Each received a certificate signed by the […]

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NASA grants launch students into design thinking

Last August, NASA awarded $125,000 across nine organizations, challenging them to bring NASA educational content to students across Ohio. Khalila Thomas directed this project from the NASA Glenn Research Center. After a pilot year with a single school partner, Battelle helped to broaden their reach across Ohio. “I think it went really well,” Thomas said, “and with Battelle’s help, we were able to expand it to nine organizations.” Battelle managed an RFP process, leveraging its connections with schools across the […]

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