Students to Experience ‘STEM@Work’ Through AT&T
For the eighth year in a row AT&T is partnering with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations to support student achievement in STEM areas. The CFEF received $100,000 to provide $2,000 grants to local education foundations to create real-world, hands-on learning experiences in the classroom to connect students with actual STEM professionals and careers through AT&T funding.
Since 2010, a total of $785,000 of AT&T funding has had the following impact:
- 347 projects
- More than 51,000 students impacted around the state
- 687 STEM business partners engaged
- $1,120,590 total investment (with local match)
From creating human-powered submarines to launching model rockets to propagating nematodes, each project varies depending on the goals and workplace partners involved. AT&T funds are used to provide supplies, equipment and transportation to make each classroom vision a reality.
This year 47 grants have been funded to provide creative learning opportunities that had a measurable impact on student understanding of STEM curriculum and interest in future STEM careers.
Check out the 2016-17 AT&T STEM@Work Project Report HERE!