The Science Kits for Public Libraries Grant is offering up to $2,000 in funding to Chicago area public libraries for the development of circulating math and science collections for pre-university students (K-12). The grant seeks to be a catalyst for educating students about how math and science are used for the benefit of humanity and to provide seed money for creation of library programs that will make a lasting impression.
Past grants have allowed several Chicago area libraries to develop science kit circulating collections and give students access to prepared experiments and science materials that they might not encounter in the traditional classroom. Additionally, these libraries have created educational programs that allow students to conduct experiments at the library with the guidance of library staff.
Visit ieeechicago.org/science-kit-grants for an application form, budget form, grant guidelines, and to learn about the successes of past grant recipients.
Send your completed application and budget to: Gene Cottini, Project Manager, IEEE Science Kits for Public Libraries at Gene.Cottini@sandc.com. The application deadline is November 15, 2015.