Science from Scientists Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant to Inspire and Foster Next Generation of STEM Talent
Grant helps local nonprofit bring scientists into the classroom and bolsters STEM education in community schools
Bedford, Mass. – June 7, 2018 – Science from Scientists (SfS), a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring students, igniting interest, and improving STEM competency with the goal of filling the workforce pipeline with talented individuals, announced today that it has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. Science from Scientists is among 100 local nonprofits awarded the grant as part of the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Bedford-based organization was selected from over 500 applicants after a highly competitive review process.
The grant will help to advance Science from Scientist’s mission to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. Notably, the grant will empower the organization to expand their In-School Module-Based STEM Enrichment Program which brings real life scientists and STEM professionals into the classroom.
“We are honored to have been selected for this award by the Cummings Foundation,” said Dr. Erika Angle, founder and executive director of Science from Scientists. “With this grant, we will be able to continue inspiring students in Massachusetts, helping to build and sustain the next generation of STEM talent in our community.”
Dr. Angle, will join other esteemed guests and grant recipients at the Grant Winner Celebration on June 7 to celebrate the Cummings Foundation’s $10 million-dollar infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit division. Since 2012, Cummings Foundation has awarded over $170 million to local nonprofits committed to serving their communities.
Through this community-based philanthropic initiative, the Cummings Foundation primarily supports nonprofits in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties, giving back to the area where the organization and its founders first found success and continue their achievements in the tri-county area.
“We are indebted to the nonprofit organizations like Science from Scientists that have a meaningful positive impact on the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director. “We are delighted to invest in their important programs and services.”
The $100K for 100 program funds a wide variety of local causes with an emphasis on human services, education, healthcare, and social justice. The complete list of grant recipients is available today at www.cummingsfoundation.org.
To learn more about the work Science from Scientists is doing, please visit: www.sciencefromscientists.org.
About Science from Scientists
A Boston-based national nonprofit, Science from Scientists believes that by harnessing the passion of real-world scientists to teach state and national framework-compliant, hands-on, lab-based lessons in the classroom, we can build STEM talent in a cost-effective fashion with measurable results and meaningful impact. Science from Scientists’ mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. The company sends real, charismatic scientists into classrooms and real-world settings to teach engaging lessons to ensure our youth is STEM literate.