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[Stemed-l] 2016 STEM Equipment Grant Program Launch



Dear Colleague,

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is pleased to announce
the launch of the fifth round of the STEM Equipment and Supplies Grant
Program, which awards public high schools and middle schools grants
that enable the purchase of equipment and supplies. The program also
seeks to increase student achievement and student interest in STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), as well as support the
implementation of state STEM standards. The program has previously
awarded more than $12 million to high schools and middle schools
throughout Massachusetts and leveraged more than $1 million in
matching funds from the life sciences industry.

Applicants must request funding to purchase equipment and/or supplies
to support STEM education that prepares students with the skills
needed for future employment in the life sciences. The "life sciences"
are defined in the MLSC's enabling legislation as "advanced and
applied sciences that expand the understanding of human physiology and
have the potential to lead to medical advances or therapeutic
applications." Requested equipment and/or supplies must be used to
support science (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics), technology (e.g.
robotics, computer science, etc.), engineering, and/or math education
and training.

High school applicants can request grant funding of up to $100,000; or
up to $250,000 provided that any amount over $100,000 is matched
one-for-one by an industry partner that supports the training program
for which the equipment and supplies are needed. Middle school
applicants can request grant funding of up to $50,000.

New this year, the program offers additional funding of up to $10,000
for teacher professional development to ensure that all recipient
schools have teachers that are trained to use the equipment and have
access to relevant curricula that deploys the equipment in labs and
activities that support learning goals throughout the academic year.
In order to be eligible, applicants must be located in Massachusetts
and be one of the following:


  *   Vocational technical high school (as determined by the Chapter
74 of the General Laws of Massachusetts) or a public high school
with a vocational technical program;


  *   Public high school or middle school located in a "Gateway City"
as determined by Section 3A of Chapter 23A of the General Laws of
Massachusetts (Click
here<http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/planning/gateway-cities-and-program-information.html>
to view a list of Gateway Cities);


  *   Economically disadvantaged public high school or middle school
(defined by having at least 25% student participation in one or more
of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP), Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children
(TAFDC), the Department of Children and Families' foster care
program, and MassHealth); or


  *   Community-based non-profit organization serving schools that
meet any of the above-stated criteria.

If your school or organization is eligible for funding through this
program, carefully review the Grant Solicitation posted on our
website:
www.masslifesciences.com/programs/equip<http://www.masslifesciences.com/programs/equip>

Please note that the online application will not be available until
the summer. Applications will be due on October 6, 2016.

If you have questions about the program, please send an e-mail to:
equip@masslifesciences.com<mailto:equip@masslifesciences.com>

Best,
Ryan

Ryan H. Mudawar
Manager, Academic and Workforce Programs
rmudawar@masslifesciences.com<mailto:rmudawar@masslifesciences.com> |
781.373.7719

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Dear Mort,

 

Can you please share this opportunity with your high school and middle school contacts?

 

Thanks,

Ryan

 

Ryan H. Mudawar
Manager, Academic and Workforce Programs
rmudawar@masslifesciences.com | 781.373.7719

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LinkedIn

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1000 Winter Street
Suite 2900 | South Entrance
Waltham MA, 02451

T : 781.373.7777
F : 781.622.1530
www.masslifesciences.com

 

 

From: Ryan Mudawar
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:55 AM
To: Equip MLSC
Subject: 2016 STEM Equipment Grant Program Launch
Importance: High

 

Dear Colleague,

 

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is pleased to announce the launch of the fifth round of the STEM Equipment and Supplies Grant Program, which awards public high schools and middle schools grants that enable the purchase of equipment and supplies. The program also seeks to increase student achievement and student interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), as well as support the implementation of state STEM standards. The program has previously awarded more than $12 million to high schools and middle schools throughout Massachusetts and leveraged more than $1 million in matching funds from the life sciences industry.

 

Applicants must request funding to purchase equipment and/or supplies to support STEM education that prepares students with the skills needed for future employment in the life sciences. The “life sciences” are defined in the MLSC’s enabling legislation as “advanced and applied sciences that expand the understanding of human physiology and have the potential to lead to medical advances or therapeutic applications.” Requested equipment and/or supplies must be used to support science (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics), technology (e.g. robotics, computer science, etc.), engineering, and/or math education and training.

 

High school applicants can request grant funding of up to $100,000; or up to $250,000 provided that any amount over $100,000 is matched one-for-one by an industry partner that supports the training program for which the equipment and supplies are needed. Middle school applicants can request grant funding of up to $50,000.

New this year, the program offers additional funding of up to $10,000 for teacher professional development to ensure that all recipient schools have teachers that are trained to use the equipment and have access to relevant curricula that deploys the equipment in labs and activities that support learning goals throughout the academic year.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be located in Massachusetts and be one of the following:

 

  • Vocational technical high school (as determined by the Chapter 74 of the General Laws of Massachusetts) or a public high school with a vocational technical program;

 

  • Public high school or middle school located in a “Gateway City” as determined by Section 3A of Chapter 23A of the General Laws of Massachusetts (Click here to view a list of Gateway Cities);

 

  • Economically disadvantaged public high school or middle school (defined by having at least 25% student participation in one or more of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Transitional Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), the Department of Children and Families' foster care program, and MassHealth); or

 

  • Community-based non-profit organization serving schools that meet any of the above-stated criteria.

 

If your school or organization is eligible for funding through this program, carefully review the Grant Solicitation posted on our website: www.masslifesciences.com/programs/equip

 

Please note that the online application will not be available until the summer. Applications will be due on October 6, 2016.

 

If you have questions about the program, please send an e-mail to: equip@masslifesciences.com 

 

Best,

Ryan

 

Ryan H. Mudawar
Manager, Academic and Workforce Programs
rmudawar@masslifesciences.com | 781.373.7719

E-mail

Twitter

LinkedIn

Facebook

http://www.masslifesciences.com/_templates/images/hr.gif

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

1000 Winter Street
Suite 2900 | South Entrance
Waltham MA, 02451

T : 781.373.7777
F : 781.622.1530
www.masslifesciences.com

 

 

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