A group of educational partners is brainstorming ways to improve the teaching of STEM subjects in Alle-Kiski Valley school districts.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, ASSET, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning to empower students, announced a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship Program to support innovative STEM education programs.
PITTSBURGH— ASSET STEM Education today announced the first-round application results of its STEM Scholarship Program. The program, launched in honor of ASSET’s 20th anniversary, provides hands-on STEM classroom materials and educator professional development to underfunded schools and education organizations.
Cynthia Pulkowski has dedicated her career to teaching students, educators and the community-at-large about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education. Established by Bayer Corp. and a number of community partners in 1994, ASSET STEM Education has provided professional development and hands-on instructional materials for educators.
After second graders in a suburban Pittsburgh school delve into the life cycle of butterflies through hands-on investigations that include touching the real creatures, some of the lab equipment they used will be boxed up and returned to a warehouse on the city’s South Side.
There it will be cleaned, sanitized, repackaged and shipped to a school district across the state so another class full of young learners can start the experiments all over again. With new insects, of course.
PITTSBURGH—ASSET STEM Education™ (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation to develop a new after-school module titled Environment & Ecology Explorations: Forests. In this program, students will learn about forests and their habitats through a series of hands-on lessons and activities.
ASSET previously received funding from the Kinder Morgan Foundation to develop and pilot its first after-school module on Pennsylvania wetlands.
PITTSBURGH— ASSET STEM Education today announced the launch of a new STEM Scholarship Program in honor of the organization’s 20th anniversary. ASSET, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education improvement nonprofit, provides educators in all learning environments with effective professional development and hands-on classroom materials. The STEM Scholarship Program was recently awarded a $50,000 matching grant from The Hillman Foundation. The overall goal for the program for the 2014-15 school year is $200,000.
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Beginning this fall, science, technology, engineering and mathematics no longer will be limited to their respective courses for the district’s students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Instead, thanks in part to new curriculum materials from ASSET STEM Education, all classes across the disciplines will be infused with STEM.
PITTSBURGH—ASSET STEM Education (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Hillman Foundation. This grant will be used to to launch two new initiatives: STEM Classroom to Career Connections and the STEM Leader Scholarship Fund.