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  • Doing Science

    Two grants, one purpose: STEM education in Native American communities

    Devon Riter was named a Society Advocate in May 2018. Two months later, his organization, Lower Brule Research, also secured a STEM Action Grant of $5,000, another program of the Society, dedicating more time, training and resources to encourage Native American students to enter STEM fields. Both programs aim to bolster STEM education and increase participation among underrepresented...

    15:01 PM, February 12, 2019
  • Doing Science

    Teaching science out of the classroom: Advocate program helps students enter science fairs

    Teaching out of a textbook can only do so much to ignite a student’s interest in science. Elias Arellano Villanueva, an eighth-grade biology teacher at IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, Texas, knows that it takes some time outside of the classroom for students to gain a lifelong love for science.

    “I want my students to see what scientists really do, and inspire them to become scientists....

    08:00 AM, July 5, 2017
  • Doing Science

    'This is valuable work, but hard': Society Advocate shares his experiences

    Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s).

    Mitchell Charkiewicz is an Advocate in Connecticut. Read...

    10:59 AM, February 28, 2017
  • Doing Science

    STEM mentor? Apply to our Advocate Grant Program

    Are you a STEM mentor? Apply to our Advocate Grant Program by February 26.

    Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to...

    10:00 AM, February 21, 2017
  • Doing Science

    Building Minority STEM Participation through Competitions: The Advocate Grant Program

    Science fairs and competitions — they’re a gateway to higher education and STEM careers.

    But that gateway isn’t always open to countless low-income and underserved minority students who don’t even know science fairs exist — students like one Washington, D.C., public high school senior whom Victor Hall met earlier this year.

    ...
    06:30 AM, May 19, 2016

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