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STEM Grant: NASA Summer of Innovation (SoI)

December 18, 2013

Troop 472 will be applying for a grant from NASA Summer of Innovation (SoI) program for the summer of 2013.

Our Troop has an aggressive STEM agenda: In 2013

  • We are looking for all of our scouts to earn the new Robotics Merit badge.
  • We will be co-hosting a STEM related workshop with Girl Scout Troop # 437.
  •  We have created a STEM Merit badge fair.
  • We are going to visit the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Our Troop will also be using this grant if we received  it to partaking in the NASA Summer of Innovation program which will explore the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  The scouts will be participating in a series of workshops in which they will be exposed to the fascinating bodies of our solar system and the means by which we explore them.

The NASA Summer of Innovation (SoI) program is designed to support student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by strengthening the capacity of organizations or schools that inspire and engage female, minority or high poverty middle school students in STEM content. The SoI focuses on organizations that provide student experiences during the summer and through extended learning efforts designed to keep students involved in NASA-themed STEM activities during the academic year. Through the SoI Mini-Grant Program organizations will be able to apply for funding up to $2500 to integrate SoI themes and content into existing middle-school student or teacher centered summer or after school programs.

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