Bioscience

March 13 is deadline for next round of SFAz K-12 education grants

January 3, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) plans to make K-12 investments in 2008 in three complementary areas to advance education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM):

  • Institutes focus on building STEM skill sets essential for entering the workforce;
  • Centers focus on recruiting, training, and retaining teachers; and
  • Programs focus on motivating students and teachers through innovative partnerships and practices.

These investments are further defined by critical economic sectors of the Arizona economy: namely, Advanced Communications and Information Technologies, Biosciences, and Sustainable Systems. Successful SFAz K-12 proposals will provide teachers and students with useful educational experiences along with the real world training needed to build the foundation Arizona needs for competing in the 21st century. Absent this necessary foundation in STEM training and education, learning will be limited in value and teaching will not be the attractive and successful profession it must be.

The proposal deadline is Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 5 p.m. For more information and to download the full RFP, click on http://www.sfaz.org/investments-k-12.html