Orange County – Math, Science, Energy Education and STEM Partnership Teacher Grants Program

Project Highlights

Orange County StemThe Math, Science, Energy Education, and STEM Partnership Teacher Grants Program offered teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade up to $3,000 for equipment and/or materials to increase students’ interest and understanding of science, mathematics, and energy education. Grants were awarded through a competitive process with preference given to innovative projects that included objectives and measureable outcomes. Community volunteers and education specialists judged the grants using a formal rubric based on objective criteria. These hands on experiential projects played a key role not only in students’ learning comprehensions, but also in students’ interest in STEM subject.

An overwhelming majority of students – 85% – cultivated a growing interest in science and math as a direct result of participation in Teacher Grants Program projects.