Grants for Educators

151 Ohio Classrooms Awarded STEM Learning Funds Totaling $687K

The Ohio STEM Learning Network announced this week it will award 151 educators with grants of up $5,000 each to create new STEM classroom projects, with a total investment of $687,500.

The grants will reach more than 51,000 Ohio students in public and private K-12 schools across 55 Ohio counties, the organization said in a news release.

“The schools and educators awarded today will create powerful new experiences to amaze and inspire students,” said Kelly Gaier Evans, director of the Ohio STEM Learning Network. “We invest in these programs to foster the next generation of Ohio innovators.”

The grant program, funded by nonprofit applied science and tech institute Battelle, aims to provide more access for all students to experience quality science, technology, engineering, and math education, a top priority for Battelle, according to the announcement.

“Battelle is proud to expand its impact in STEM education to support more educators across Ohio,” said Wes Hall, vice president of philanthropy and education. “This program creates connections to the statewide network and STEM opportunities for thousands of new students.”

Awarded classroom projects are founded on one or more of the program’s four missions:

  • Community Problem Solving
  • STEM Career Exploration
  • Building STEM Mindsets
  • Design Thinking and Infrastructure

Educators interested in future grants or other opportunities supporting STEM education from the Ohio STEM Learning Network can subscribe for updates on the network’s website. Find a complete list of awarded schools at the Ohio STEM Learning Network grants website.

The grants are funded by Columbus-based science and tech company Battelle.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].