WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Education revealed today that throughout the last , it has actually invested $578 million to support top quality science, innovation, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for trainees through its discretionary and research study grants. Throughout a STEM education rundown, the Department reported strong development in executing the Administration’s five-year STEM education technique, consisting of structure on more than $819 million in STEM financial investments throughout 2018 and 2019.
” This Administration’s tactical concentrate on STEM education will assist expose America’s trainees to brand-new and interesting knowing environments that will prepare them for sought-after, high-paying professions,” stated U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “I’m grateful to President Trump for making STEM education a concern and for putting America’s trainees and her labor force initially.”
These STEM education financial investments provide on President Trump’s commitment to assist broaden chances in high-demand STEM professions and attain the total vision and objectives of the five-year federal STEM education tactical strategy, entitled Charting A Course For Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education
Of the FY 2020 STEM education financial investments, the Department granted $141 million in brand-new grants and $437 million to continue existing tasks that are making considerable development towards their objectives. For instance, Department funds will be utilized to prepare the STEM teacher corps for professions in the class, expand opportunities for low-income students to succeed in postsecondary education, and broaden research study and training chances on the improvement of students’ STEM knowledge and skills, consisting of learners with or at risk of disabilities
Roughly $156 million supported tasks with a concentrate on computer technology. Numerous of the STEM financial investments support the Administration’s Opportunity Zones Initiative, which promotes financial advancement and task production in financially distressed neighborhoods.
Investments made in FY 2020 consist of:
The financial investments revealed today clearly address STEM and do not consist of other Department funds that schools and organizations of college (IHEs) can utilize to support STEM education, such as formula financing offered through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Perkins V, federal trainee help, or the CARES Act’s Education Stabilization Fund. The Department has actually likewise supported STEM education beyond grant-making, through collaborations and developments consisting of:
- FY 2018–Partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Area Museum to release the “She Can” Summertime Camp which offers middle schoolers from low-income households with hands-on STEM experiences,
- FY 2019–Updates to the College Scorecard to assist trainees and moms and dads make more educated and customized choices about college alternatives, consisting of STEM, and
- FY 2020– Development of the inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award to raise and acknowledge America’s leading cybersecurity K-12 teachers. The 2nd yearly call for nominations was revealed recently.
The Department is carrying out a robust set of FY 2021 discretionary grant competitors. Candidates can find out more through ED’s website and the Federal Forecast of Funding The Department provides initial resources about its grant-making here and here The Department is constantly looking for professionals in STEM education and other fields to work as peer customers of grant applications; see here to learn more. To remain current about the Department’s STEM work, please register for our STEM Education newsletter and go to ED.gov/STEM