2017 Westar Energy STEM Innovation Awards Submission Deadline July 14

Three $3,000 grants to support innovative project-based instruction in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are available from Westar Energy.  This is the fourth year for the grant program, and funds can be used to increase student interest and academic achievement in the STEM disciplines as applied to electrical energy. A focus on increasing the diversity of students involved in STEM education is of special interest area.

The awards are a partnership between Westar Energy, Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) and Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). A selection committee, composed of personnel from Westar Energy, KASB and KSDE will select the winning applicants. The deadline for grant submissions is July 14. Awards will be announced August 7, 2017 and funding presented by September 1.

All grant recipients are recognized during the KASB Annual Conference and asked to present a breakout session on their project. For more information and the online application, see www.kasb.org/WestarSTEM.

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