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STEMtheGAP™ Teacher Challenge Gives $100,000 to Schools

The Dow Chemical Company is giving away $100,000 in grants to K-12 classrooms nationwide whose teachers share their ideas about closing the gap between STEM education and STEM careers in the United States.

The initiative is called the Dow STEMtheGAP™ Teacher Challenge, and it’s designed “to mobilize teachers, students, businesses, and government to address challenges facing education.” (source)

All teachers, regardless of their subject areas or content specialties, are invited to enter the contest. Dow will award 100 grants of $1,000 each. 25 grants will be awarded this spring, 25 will be awarded in the summer, and 50 more will be awarded in the fall.

To enter, just tell Dow what the biggest challenge you face in STEM education is, and share an idea with Dow about how you’d change STEM education if you could. (Entry is limited to K-12 teachers.) All responses will be reviewed by the Center for Science Teaching and Learning. Submissions must be received by May 16th, 2014.

Follow the Dow STEMtheGAP™ Teacher Challenge on Facebook or tweet about the challenge using the hashtag #STEMtheGAP.

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