Announcing the 2015 STEM Grant Recipients!
AzCASE and Cox Communications are proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 STEM Grants for out-of-school time programs. Now in their fifth grant cycle, the STEM Grants are designed to encourage and promote the inclusion of informal STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school programs of all kinds. Grants ranged from $500 to $1500.
“Nearly 80% of future careers will require some STEM skills. A stimulating STEM education is essential for developing the basic analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills central to academic achievement and workforce readiness in the 21st century.” – Afterschool Alliance
We were pleased with the diversity of the grant recipients, including programs from nonprofits, charter and other public schools, and libraries spanning the state. From marine biology, to robotics, to rainwater harvesting, these STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – programs will help prepare youth with valuable skills to prepare them for success in college, career and life.
Thank you to all of the grant applicants for your commitment to positive youth development and informal STEM education! Grants are annual so be sure to stay tuned for details about our 2016 STEM grant cycle.
Alchesay High School, Robotics Discovery Camp | Whiteriver, AZ
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus–Pine Council, Girl Scouts Robotics Program | Phoenix, AZ
HeatSync Labs, Young Makers Program | Phoenix, AZ
Kyrene Middle School, After Hours Program | Tempe, AZ
Mesa Public Schools, STEMer Camp | Mesa, AZ
Mountain Sky Junior High School, Marine Science Club | Phoenix, AZ
New Pathways for Youth, Afterschool STEM | Phoenix, AZ
Paradise Valley High School, FIRST Robotics Club | Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Public Library, MACH1 Makerspace Hacker Haven | Phoenix, AZ
Presidio School, Creative Gardening and Water Harvesting | Tucson, AZ
Rogers Ranch Elementary, MESA Engineering Club | Laveen, AZ
Trailside Point School, Afterschool STEM Club | Laveen, AZ
Westwood High School, Westwood Robotics | Mesa, AZ
Wickenburg High School, Jump Start Summer Program | Wickenburg, AZ