Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Adam Baker
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
abaker@doe.in.gov

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today additional recipients of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Acceleration Grants. Due to the availability of additional funding, IDOE opened a second round of awards for the 2019-2020 school year.

“A STEM education is vital to preparing our students for an ever-changing technological global economy,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “I am happy to have the opportunity to fund additional programs and commend our awarded schools for their commitment and dedication to equipping students with the 21st century skills necessary to thrive and be successful."

The Indiana General Assembly appropriated funding in Fiscal Year 2020 to IDOE for STEM Program Alignment. Acceleration Grant awards will allow districts to accelerate, scale, or implement a STEM curricula grounded in problem/project-based or inquiry-based pedagogy, and incorporate teacher training and support. A portion of these funds are to be used to improve elementary and secondary student achievement and participation in STEM subjects throughout Indiana, and allow schools to expand STEM career exposure for students throughout the K-12 educational continuum.

For the second round, a total of 24 school districts received Indiana’s STEM Acceleration Grant.

To view of list of additional 2019 STEM Acceleration Grant Recipients, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/news/2019-stem-acceleration-grant-recipients-second-round.pdf. For more information on IDOE efforts to increase STEM education across the state, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/ccr/indiana-stem-education-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics.