Grants, Funding & Awards


Winners Chosen for 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education (CTE) students participating in SkillsUSA. SME created the Additive Manufacturing Contest for SkillsUSA for high school and college students with the main objective to attract more students to careers in manufacturing through an emerging technology and to advance an increasingly relevant technology.

Biggest Challenges Facing K–12 STEM Ed: PD, Accountability Systems, CS Curricula

Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.

Texas A&M Lands $1.6 Million to Study Algorithmic Decision Making

Researchers at Texas A&M University have landed a $1.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate algorithmic reasoning.

Dordt College Wins $1.2 Million to Educate Future STEM Teachers

Dordt College has landed a $1.2 million grant that aims to help encourage students interested in careers as STEM educators.

Embry-Riddle Receives $1 Million from Feds for Phase II of Intelligent Aerial Systems Project

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida Wednesday received a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as part of the second phase of a project to build a specialized flight control system capable of navigating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in unknown environments.

Higher Ed Framework Places Emphasis on Placement, Earnings

Education agency Entangled Solutions released a new framework of quality assurance standards around student outcomes and are now seeking public comment through July 31.

Boston and Massachusetts Go All In with Free College Program for Pell Students

The city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts have expanded their respective free college programs and teamed up to encourage eligible students to take advantage of the "bridge" they want to build between high school and college completion.

Fayetteville State to Push STEM in New Flipped Program

Fayetteville State University in North Carolina has received a million-dollar grant to draw more students to STEM subjects and improve the education they receive.

24 Higher Ed Institutions Awarded $1 Million Each to Promote Inclusive STEM

A nonprofit medical research organization and longtime supporter of science education in the United States recently chose 24 colleges and universities in the first round of a diversity-focused initiative. Participants have each received $1 million to work toward increasing institutional capacity for inclusion by engaging all science students — especially undergraduates from nontraditional pathways.

12 Colleges and Universities Strengthening K­-16 Student Success Through Community Collaborations

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities have awarded 12 public universities $50,000 each in Collaborative Opportunity Grants to scale up existing partnerships with public and private community stakeholders.

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