From Federal Sources
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Va. 22230
The foundation has announced grants for two new activities targeted at women and girls: experimental projects for women and girls, and information dissemination. Together with existing activities under the foundation's programs for women and girls, they represent efforts to promote gender equity in science, mathematics, and engineering. The grantees and amounts are listed below. Model projects for women and girls are also included in this listing.
Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, Klamath Falls: $892,571 (over three years).
Bridging the Gap, Discovery Place Inc., Charlotte, N.C.: $683,142.
Integrated S.E.M. Programs for Women: Can We Plug the Leaks?, North Dakota State University, Fargo : $189,453.
Positive Opportunities for Women Engineers' Retention (POWER), New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark: $892,955 (over three years).
Preparation of Gender-Sensitive Science Teachers in the University of Delaware's Secondary Science Education Program, University of Delaware, Newark: $495,988.
Rural High School Girls and Science: Meeting the Challenge Through a Comprehensive Approach, Northwest Center for Research on Women, University of Washington, Seattle: $893,408 (over three years).
Science and Mathematics Equity (SAME), University of California at Santa Cruz: $903,731.
Stony Brook's Women in Science Experimental Project, State University of New York at Stony Brook: $837,031 (over three years).
Telementoring Young Women in Engineering and Computing: Providing the Vital Link, Center for Children and Technology, New York City: $790,510 (over three years).
United Connecticut for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program, Hartford, Conn.: $861,633.
Women's Triad Project for Science Education, University of California at San Francisco, Calif. : $743,227 (over three years).
Connecting Women Across the Computer Science Pipeline From High School Through the Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.: $104,963.
Douglass Science Institute Program Series: Encouraging Precollege Women To Persist in Math and Science Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.: $99,786.
Experiment-Based Physics for Girls in Elementary and Middle Schools, University of Missouri-Columbia: $99,790.
Femme Continuum, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark: $89,587.
Girls and Science: Link Up With the Future, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.: $140,863.
Girls' Opportunities in Engineering and Science (GOES), Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.: $99,600.
Idaho JETS--Pre-College Engineering Summer Workshops for High School Students, University of Idaho, Moscow: $62,530.
Project Parity, Talcott Mountain Science Center, Avon, Conn.: $99,662.
Recruiting Women in Computer Science, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio: $74,521.
School-Based SMART (Science, Math, and Revelant Technology), Girls Inc., San Leandro, Calif.: $92,610.
Science Horizons for Girls Scouts, Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, Vt.: $56,651.
The Science of Living Spaces: Women in the Environment of the 21st Century, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.: $99,814.
WISE Beginnings, Brown University, Providence, R.I.: $100,000 (over two years).
Women in Science and Technology, State University of New York at Stony Brook: $109,922.
Women Ventures in Science, Engineering, and Math Project, Cincinnati Institute for Career Alternatives, Cincinnati, Ohio: $99,961.
Women's Retention and Leadership Development in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex.: $98,046.
Conference Workshop in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Sciences and Engineering for Re-Entry women, New York Academy of Science, New York City: $61,536.
Kieve Science Camp for Girls: A Laboratory Camp for Dissemination Training, Kieve Affective Education, Nobleboro, Me.: $91,964
From Corporate Sources
Dole Food Company Inc.
10900 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90024
Reading. To allow a teacher-leader to train teachers from four elementary and high schools on the island of Lana'i in Hawaii to be certified Reading Recovery teachers: $150,000 to Reading Recovery, Los Angeles, Calif.
Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020
Biology. For the GenERIC Testing Laboratory Project, which will allow 350 sophomores to experience hands-on research with DNA lab materials, while at least 30 advanced-placement students act as lab assistants and mentors, as part of a curriculum that is integrated with social-science studies: $4,160 to El Molino High School, Forestville, Calif.
Life sciences. To enable at least 180 7th graders to benefit from an improved science curriculum through the creation and use of an outdoor, hands-on, life-science laboratory: $5,000 to Waverly Middle School, Waverly, N.Y.
Mathematics and science. For the "Bright Ideas Mini-Grant Program," in which at least nine small grants will be awarded to math, science, and technology educators for grades 7-12, to implement curriculum-enhancement ideas into the classrooms of islolated, rural schools: $5,000 to North Country Teacher Resource Center, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Mathematics and science. To enable 525 mostly at-risk students in grades 9-12 to benefit from an interactive-software project for the study of chemistry, biology, physical science, algebra, and geometry: $4,380 to Hardin Independent School District, Hardin, Tex.
Science. To enable at least 250 students in grades 9-12 to benefit from a video-microscope system in the study of biology, anatomy and physiology, earth science, and chemistry.
Science. To introduce the study of dissection to 70 biology and life-science students, grades 9-12, using specialized software and media techniques: $3,700 to Wynot Public School, Wynot, Neb.
From Private Sources
Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Arts education. To act as a broker for the Arts Education Initiative, a curriculum-based arts-education program for Maryland schoolchildren: $77,000 to the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, Baltimore.
Arts education. For school-arts partnership efforts at five demonstration schools, as part of the Arts Education Initiative: a total of $21,322 to Belmont Elementary School, Baltimore, Md.; Crofton Woods Elementary School, Anne Arundel County, Md.; Leith Walk Elementary School, Baltimore, Md.; Sandy Plains Elementary School, Baltimore County, Md.; and Mount Royal Elementary School, Baltimore, Md.
Arts education. To help start the orchestra's curriculum-based partnerships: $52,000 to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, Md.
Arts education. To support the production of a video about the importance of arts education: $2,500 to the Maryland Alliance for Arts Education, Baltimore, Md.
Charles A. Dana Foundation
745 Fifth Ave., Suite 700
New York, N.Y. 10151
Mathematics. To support a six-month planning project to analyze issues vital to the mathematical preparation of K-6 teachers: $30,000 to the Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C.
Research. To support background research to identify dissemination models of citzen engagement in school reform in the United States: $30,000 to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, Ky.
Faye McBeath Foundation
1020 North Broadway
Milwaukee, Wis. 53202
Child legal problems. To support a project addressing the legal problems of children with special health needs: $10,000 to Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wis.
Children and youths. To support a partnership that aims to develop an action agenda on behalf of children and youths in various communities: $15,000 to the Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee, Wis.
Children with disabilities. To establish a network of families of children with development disabilities to provide respite-care services for one another: $23,000 to United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.
Youth leadership. To support a project to train teachers in assessment skills and to develop an assessment process for measuring student progress: $50,000 to Youth Leadership Academy Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.
Volunteer services. To support the organization in the development of a comprehensive volunteer-services program: $22,000 to the Children's Outing Association, Milwaukee, Wis.
Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadephia, Pa. 19103-7017
Career academies. For the long-term, large-scale evaluation of the Career Academies model: $300,000 (over three years) to the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, New York City.
Communities. To support a national network of communities and organziations implementing Goals 2000: $220,000 (over two years) to George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Crime. To continue a project services in Arizona and neighboring reasons: 500,000 to Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
Democracy education. To establish constitutional-democracy teacher training centers in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia: $1,875,000 to the American Council of Learned Societies, New York City.
Education policy. To support the creation of a center to study national education policy: $350,000 (over three years) to the Institute for Educationnal Leadership Inc., Washington, D.C.
Education policy. To support the production and dissemination of the study "Parental Choice, Consequences for Families, Students, and Schools": $30,000 to Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Education reform. To study the implementation of assessment-based education reform in Kentucky: $500,000 (over three years) to the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.
Education reform. To support the association's K-16 agenda: $400,000 to the American Association for Higher Education, Washington, D.C.
General education. To support the Harvard Project on Schooling and Children and also to reorganize the university's graduate school of education: $750,000 to Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.
History. To enable 20 middle-college high schools to adopt an interdisciplinary social-history program: $600,000 (over three years) to the Laguardia Education Fund Inc., Long Island City, N.Y.
Mathematics and science. In support of the Initiative for Integrated Math and Science Teaching, a program for secondary teachers in Pennsylvania: $400,000 (over three years) to Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.
Principals' licensure. To define common standards for the licensure of principals by state agencies: $300,000 (over two years) to the George Mason University Foundation Inc., Fairfax, Va.
Privatization. In support of a book on privatization of public schools: $60,000 to the Education Writers Association, Washington, D.C.
Program activities. For contined support of activities: $280,000 (over three years) to Cities in Schools, Philadelphia (Pa.).
Renovation. To expand and renovate the Rosamond Cross Science Building: $250,000 (over three years) to the Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Renovation. For the construction of an upper-school science addition: $250,000 (over three years) to the Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Research. To conduct opinion research and develop materials to assist education and civic leaders in engaging the public more effectively in education reform: $600,000 (over three years) to the Public Agenda Foundation Inc., New York City.
Research. In support of research on employers' involvement and in work-based learning: $600,000 (over three years) to Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
Retention rates. To improve the retention and completion rates of Boston's public school graduates attending Boston-area colleges and universities: $215,000 (over three years) to the Education Resources Institute Inc., Boston, Mass.
School inspectorate. To study the application of the English "inspection" system to American schools: $100,000 to Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Science and mathematics. To continue support for the Project 2061 initiative to transform science, mathematics, and technology education in elementary and secondary schools: $3 million (over three years) to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D.C.
Standards. To support the development of a plan for parent mobilization around national education goals and standards: $50,000 to the National Urban League Inc., New York City.
Teacher certification. To support a pilot project to prepare teachers for national certification: $632,000 to George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Teacher education. In support of activities for the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: $750,000 to Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Teacher leadership. To support the National Teacher Leadership project: $300,000 to Implementing Materials and Programs Affecting Classroom Teaching (IMPACT) II Inc., New York City.
Teacher recruiting. To support efforts to increase the numbers of African-American, Latino, and Native American students entering the teaching profession: $400,000 (over three years) to the New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, Mass.
Urban education. To pilot and refine the Puente model in 11 urban high schools in California: $300,000 (over three years) to the University of California at Oakland.
Workforce research. To support writing and publication of "Workforce 2000 Revisited": $175,000 (over two years) to the Hudson Institute, Indianapolis, Ind.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
630 Fifth Ave., Suite 2550
New York, N.Y. 10110-0242
Mathematics and science. To support recruitment and retention programs for minority students: $240,000 (over three years) to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Fund for Advancement of Education, Aurora, Ill.
From Other Sources
Pennsylvania State University
312 Old Main
University Park, Pa. 16802-1504
College-bound students. To support a program that provides 6th to 12th graders with support and information about financial aid and academic assistance toward enrollment in college: $1.1 million to the Talent Search Program, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
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