STEM grants

5 Cool STEM Grants for 2019

Need to breathe some life into teaching and learning? Check out these new STEM grants

Although we’re still in the middle of our current school year, it’s never too early to get a jump on grants for the 2019-2020 year–especially where STEM funding is concerned.

Grants of all sizes can support research to learn more about STEM instruction, or can help pique students’ interest in STEM.

Check out the following 5 STEM grants–some are research-based, others are for teachers, and a couple are focused around student involvement

1. STEM + C

The STEM+C program supports research on how students learn to think computationally to solve interdisciplinary problems in science and mathematics. The program supports research and development that builds on evidence-based teacher preparation or professional development activities that enable teachers to provide excellent instruction on the integration of computation and STEM disciplines. Proposals should describe projects that are grounded in prior evidence and theory, are innovative or potentially transformative, and that will generate and build knowledge about the integration of computing and one or more STEM disciplines at the preK-12 level.
Deadline: May 1, 2019

2. LGS Innovations STEM Scholarships

For the third year running, LGS Innovations is making available $5,000 scholarships to college juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students who will be enrolled full-time in an ABET-accredited STEM program in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics during the 2019-2020 school year.
Deadline: March 18, 2019

3. Vernier 2019 Engineering Contest

Vernier Software & Technology’s 2019 Engineering Contest recognizes one middle school, high school, or college educator with a prize valued at $5,500 for innovatively using Vernier technology to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their students.
Deadline: February 15, 2019

4. Extreme Redesign

Open to students worldwide, Extreme Redesign is an annual 3D printing challenge created by Stratasys, Inc. that invites students to design an original piece of art, jewelry or architecture, or to make an existing design better. This year, extreme redesign features 3 categories:
• Engineering: Secondary Education (middle/high school students)
• Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary students)
• Art, Jewelry & Architecture (student of any grade level)
If students don’t have access to a 3D printer, individual students or teams can create and submit their designs files in .STL format with a compelling description highlighting the design’s inspiration, meaning and impact.
Deadline: February 24, 2019

5. M3 Challenge

MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge is a contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation, students experience what it’s like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints, akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working in industry.
Deadline: February 22, 2019

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