February 01, 2017
Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge funding
The Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation launched Science Everywhere, an initiative to catalyze math and science learning beyond school walls, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org. As part of the campaign, the foundations are providing nearly half a million dollars to match donations from the public to creative, hands-on project ideas submitted by teachers that inspire students to explore math and science outside the classroom. At the end of the challenge, a panel of judges led by astronaut Leland Melvin will award five $5,000 prizes to the teachers who come up with the best ideas. Teachers interested in applying can visit the Science Everywhere DonorsChoose.org page. Teachers can submit project ideas through March 24, 2017. Members of the public interested in supporting a project can visit this page. Winning teachers will be announced September 5, 2017.