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2016 Gateway Academy STEM/Engineering Summer Camp Grant

Grants to South Carolina Public Middle Schools
for Summer Camps Focusing on STEM Fundamentals

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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South Carolina Department of Education, funded by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/29/16 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to South Carolina public middle schools with technology programs for a summer camp that will provide students with the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and prepare them for a technology-oriented high school.

Funding will be provided for STEM equipment. supplies, and related field trips, lunch, snacks, and other summer camp participant–related costs.

Applicants will receive funding to run a hands-on, project-based camp designed to introduce middle school students to the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and manufacturing (STEM); recruit them into the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway to Technology (GTT) course work at the middle school level; and enroll them in the Pathway to Engineering curriculum at the high school level.

Certified PLTW/GTT instructors will provide expert instruction in small group settings. Students will work together in a fun, exciting environment using leading-edge technologies to sample such disciplines as robotics, aerospace, rockets, eco-design and manufacturing, and alternative energy.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167287

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$54,000

Number of Grants:

Approximately 12.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$3,000 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

March 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Eligible applicants are public middle schools that offer the GTT curriculum and feed into a high school that offers the PLTW Pathway to Engineering curriculum.

Pre-Application Information:

Technical assistance to applicants will be provided upon request.

Apply online: http://bit.ly/1mTsRW5.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

B.T. Martin
803-734-3398
btmartin@ed.sc.gov

Steven Watterson
803-734-8267
swatterson@ed.sc.gov

For fiscal/budget questions, contact:
Maria Swygert
803-734-8456
nmswyger@ed.sc.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Carolina

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