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  1. Matt CullenUpper Merion Area Middle School NASA Summer of Innovation Grant / STEM Integration Obtaining Grants for your Program TEEAP Conference – 2013 mcullen@umasd.org

  2. NASA Summer of Innovation • NASA has selected more than 170 educational organizations nationwide to receive Summer of Innovation mini- awards of as much as $2,500 each. • The mini-awards are designed to engage a wide variety of educational partners – such as museums, schools or school districts, and youth organizations – to infuse STEM content in existing summer and after-school student programs. Upper Merion Area Middle School has successfully obtained NASA mini-grants for the past three years to support their STEM Initiative. $7,500 for the After School Extra Curricular Academic STEM Teams

  3. NASA Summer of Innovation SoI • Vision: Advance excellence in summer and extended learning for underrepresented and underserved middle school students to inspire them toward future STEM pursuits • Mission: Strengthen efforts by providers that engage underrepresented and underserved middle school students in STEM learning by using exciting and rigorous NASA-based instructional resources, experiences and support tailored to local needs

  4. NASA Summer of Innovation Objectives - SoI • Build the capacity of community and school-based organizations to engage underserved and underrepresented students in high-quality STEM content in summer and extended learning experiences tailored to meet local needs • Support the infusion of NASA themes and resources in summer and extended learning • Facilitate the alignment of summer and extended learning programming with the formal education community to support coordinated and sustained engagement in STEM content

  5. SoI Website • http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/summer/home/index.html#.UnxJNbYyzzw

  6. NASA SoI - Curriculum • Grades 7-9 • Earth and Space Science • Climate and Seasons • Destination Mars • Earth Moon Systems • Planetology • Remote Sensing • Universe • Weather • Year of the Solar System • Engineering • Aeronautics • Challenges • Design Process • Exploration • Robotics Grades 4-6 • Life Science • Body • Food • Life Out There? • Plants • Survival • Physical Science • Aeronautics • Force and Motion • Gravity • Properties of Matter • Waves and Optics

  7. NASA SoI – Themed Camps Aeronautics CampDesigning for Space CampLife Science CampMars Exploration Camp Mission to Planet Earth CampRobotics Unplugged CampRocketry CampSolar System Adventures Camp

  8. NASA SoI – Mini-Grant - 2013 Website http://www.soi-mini-awards.com/ Contact http://www.soi-mini-awards.com/contact/ PA Recipients • Discovery Space of Central PA • Pennsylvania Greenwood Middle/High School • Pennsylvania Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems • Pennsylvania Penn State Extension/ Chester County 4-H Program • Pennsylvania Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia • Pennsylvania Marian Anderson Recreation Center After School Program • Pennsylvania Upper Dublin School District Planetarium Pennsylvania • Upper Merion Area Middle School • Pennsylvania J.T. Lambert Intermediate School • Pennsylvania GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) Pennsylvania

  9. NASA SoI – Mini-Grant - 2013

  10. NASA – SoI – About Website • http://www.soi-mini-awards.com/about/

  11. NASA – SoI – Eligibility • Eligible programs must contain one or both of the following in their application: • The delivery of at least 6 hours of NASA SoI content targeting underserved and underrepresented middle school students in summer or afterschool programs. • The delivery of educator workshops (for certified teachers, pre-service teachers or informal education community) featuring NASA SoI content or themes. • To be eligible for a Summer of Innovation Mini-Awards program organizations must meet all of the following criteria: • Be a community-based organization. Examples of such organizations include but are not limited to the following: Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, YMCA programs, science centers, museums, libraries, school clubs and any other community or school based organization • Serve middle school students and/or teachers of middle school students especially those involved with underrepresented and underserved populations.

  12. NASA – SoI - Application • Applying to the NASA Summer of Innovation Mini-Awards Program is simple and straight forward. To apply follow these steps: • Review the NASA Summer of Innovation website. • Review the NASA Summer of Innovation Mini-Awards Frequently Asked Questions page. • Review the SoIEducational Resources database. • Create a user account (simple email address and password) to start the application process. • You will be able to view all questions on the application prior to completing it. You can save applications and return to complete at a later time using your login information. • Complete an online application. The application is easy to complete and is fairly short. • http://www.soi-mini-awards.com/apply/

  13. NASA – SoI – UMAMS Application • Created account – • copied all the required information into a Word Doc • Completed all research and development • District Information • Demographic Information • W-9 Tax Form - completed - PDF file • Budget Information • Program Details • Check all information and word counts • Completed Online application • Copy and paste all info, review, submit

  14. NASA – SoI – Final Report • Due 30 days after the completion of the project • Word Document including all required information, testimonials, photos, documentation • Budget Justification – Record • Not required to submit • May be asked for documentation after final report review

  15. How to Find Grants? • Professional Grant Writers • Online searches • Local corporations and businesses – email requests • Newsletters • STEMgrants – free subscription • Specific to STEM based grant opportunities • Grant Select – paid service • Set parameters to your specifications • Community Outreach • Web postings, school board presentations, press releases, sponsorship letters, parents’ night, arts fest, staff • Casino Money – required to give back to community

  16. Grants/Funding - UMAMS Programs • NASA Summer of Innovation - $7,500 – 2011-13 • Runs our after school extra-curricular academic teams • Toshiba - $5,000 - 2013 • STEM Lab Upgrades • Lockheed Martin - $5,200 – 2010-13 • PECO – NEED - $1,500 – 2011-13 • Bentley - $2,500 – 2011-13 • Exxon/Mobile - $1,000 – 2013 • Valley Forge Casino – UM Township BCA - $11,500 – 2013 • UMAMS – PTC - $3,000 – 2011-13 • UMASD – Education Foundation - $6,000 – 2011-2013 • Sponsorships – Donations - $2,000 – 2011-13 $42,500 in 4 years