Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

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Looking for funds to make an innovative technology project possible? Seeking recognition for outstanding teachers or students in your district? Here's the latest scoop on some great opportunities.

High school students may apply for the 2002 Lemelson-MIT Program's Invention Apprenticeship, sponsored by the Lemelson Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Applicants must be high school students who have an interest in engineering and inventing. One winner will be matched with an Invention Mentor anywhere in the country. The three-week apprenticeship is tailored to the student's interests and experience, takes place during the summer, and includes all travel and living expenses. Applications are due October 12. For more information, visit web.mit.edu/invent/ www/Apprentice.html. Requests for applications may also be made to Michael McNally, Program Officer, (617) 253-3352.

Westinghouse Education Grants for K-12 schools and non-profit organizations, sponsored by the Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program, are available to programs emphasizing math, science, and other relevant fields of study. Preference is given to proposals that help meet the needs of the economically disadvantaged, the young, the elderly, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Individual awards are up to $5,000. Submissions are ongoing and awarded quarterly. For additional information visit www.westinghouse.com/E2a.asp. Submit grant requests to Lynnann S. Reid, Westinghouse Charitable Giving Program, P.O. Box 355, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0355.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tech-Prep Demonstration Program grants for consortia that include members from businesses and secondary students who voluntarily attend classes at an institute that offers two-year degree, certificate, and apprenticeship programs. It is estimated that 10 awards of approximately $500,000 each will be made. Grant applications, to be submitted online, are due September 17. For additional information visit the Federal Register site at www.ed.gov/legislation/ FedRegister/announcements/.

Onset Computer Corporation sponsors the iScienceProject. com Contest for K-12 teachers and students. Contestants must submit ideas for a classroom experiment or science project using HOBO data loggers, portable devices that can record, time-stamp, and display data. …

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