Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council awards grants to fund a limited number of projects for ages seven through 12 that provide education about immigrants and immigration. Applications for immigration-themed projects are considered for all subject areas, although special consideration is given for proposals that relate to the following categories: innovative use of technology or service learning; community outreach and partnerships with community-based organizations; mathematics, science and the arts; and teaching and learning of fundamental constitutional rights (due process) and border issues. Awards range from $100 to $500.
Application Period: Applications are due July 1 and November 7, 2016.
National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

ITEST is a program that promotes Pre-K-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that (1) increase student awareness of STEM and ICT careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce.
Expiration Date: August 10, 2016
Google RISE Awards

Google RISE Awards are grants for organizations across the globe that promote computer science education and initiatives that reach girls, underrepresented minorities and students under 18 facing socio-economic barriers.
Application Period: *Visit Google Rise Awards website and signup to be notified when applications are being accepted.

For more information, please contact:

John Kaminar, Special Projects Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 403-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-5188

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