Thanks to generous funding from Overdeck Family Foundation and Simons Foundation, teachers are invited to participate in an Innovation Challenge for hands-on, engaging math and science materials to be used outside of class time. Qualifying projects will receive matching donations from Overdeck Family Foundation and Simons Foundation, and a panel of judges will consider projects for one of five $5,000 classroom funding prizes.
75% of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences say their interest in science was sparked by an experience outside of school. Teachers like you know best that learning does not stop when the bell rings, and educators are uniquely poised to develop amazing ideas for hands-on, engaging math and science experiences students can have at home, in an after-school program, on the weekend, or anywhere that young people find themselves when not in class. Together, let’s spark the natural curiosity in all students and help develop their critical thinking skills. In that way, they will see for themselves that math and sciences can be both fun and incredibly valuable in all aspects of life.
To qualify for the Innovation Challenge, submit your project by March 24, 2017.