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The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Spark the Future of STEM With the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Title 1 Schools Invited to Make Their STEM Dreams Come True by Winning $10,000 from the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes: #IDreamofSTEM

Submitted by: Discovery Education

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 06, 2020 – 03:18 PM EST

 

Washington, D.C., Feb. 06 /CSRwire/ -  To further inspire the next generation of STEM leaders, the Siemens Foundation, a leader in advancing STEM workforce development and education initiatives, and Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources—welcome submissions to the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes.

The 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes offers Title 1 K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to win a $10,000 STEM grant that can be used to purchase STEM supplies, technology or be used in any STEM-related lab. Open through April 28, 2020, educators and educational professionals are encouraged to enter daily for a chance to win. Learn more about the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes and read the full rules.

The Sweepstakes builds an exciting pathway to STEM success for K-12 students and schools by supplementing Siemens STEM Day–the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education partnership program providing more than 160 no-cost, hands-on STEM activities aligned to national teaching standards to help innovate curriculum.

“The Siemens Foundation is committed to closing the opportunity gap for underserved students to prepare them for STEM careers and economic self-sufficiency,” said David Etzwiler, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Foundation. “The 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes is yet another way to ignite our future scientists and engineers.”

“The 2020 Possibility Grant and Siemens STEM Day inspires today’s learners for the STEM careers of tomorrow with engaging and innovative resources that help them explore their world,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “The partnership with Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education empowers K-12 students to engineer their dreams.”

This is the fourth year of the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. Previous winning schools include: Sugar Hill Elementary School, Gainesville, GA; Fort White Elementary School, Fort White, FL; and Lithonia High School, Lithonia, GA.

Learn more about the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes and Siemens STEM Day at SiemensSTEMDay.com and within Discovery Education Experience.

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About the Siemens Foundation

The Siemens Foundation has invested more than $122 million in the United States to advance workforce development and education initiatives in science, technology, engineering and math. The Siemens Foundation’s mission is inspired by the culture of innovation, research and continuous learning that is the hallmark of Siemens’ companies. Together, the programs at the Siemens Foundation are closing the opportunity gap for young people in the U.S. when it comes to STEM careers and igniting and sustaining today’s STEM workforce and tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. For further information, visit http://www.siemens-foundation.org/ or follow @sfoundation.

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

 

Contacts

Caroline Cassidy, Siemens USA, caroline.cassidy@siemens.com

Grace Maliska, Discovery Education, gmaliska@discoveryed.com

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