August

ASCEND Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsors a series of Informal Science Education programs. Its newest program is called After-School Centers for Exploration and New Discovery (ASCEND). In fiscal year 2001, 40 to 60 awards totaling $24 million will be made. Proposals for ASCEND funding should engage middle and high school youth in substantive out-of-school activities that explore science, mathematics, and engineering.

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