iSPACE Receives $40,000 from Duke Energy Foundation
On May 6, 2015, Casey Ruschman presented iSPACE a check on behalf of the Duke Energy Foundation. Duke Energy awarded iSPACE a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in the amount of $40,000 to be used to underwrite STEM program delivery for students. We are so very grateful for their generous support of iSPACE programming!
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place, is a non-profit organization, serving Greater Cincinnati Region by providing engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs to schools, families and the community. iSPACE programs spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM.
iSPACE school programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement teaching curricula. They reach beyond the formal classroom setting to help students and educators build confidence and interest in STEM knowledge and careers. Programs and partnerships are designed to fill the region’s future workforce in manufacturing, technology, research, health care and other STEM-related fields. Additional programing include:
- IGNITE Engineering, an introduction to engineering concepts for Hartwell and Roselawn Kindergarteners
- STEM Academy in robotics for 40 African American, 7th-8th grade female students for the Queen City Chapter of The Links
- Feast and Fun STEM Workshops (partnering with Hamilton County Juvenile Court and Lighthouse with at-risk youth)
- iSPACE STEM Educator Academy, a cohort of fifth grade teachers receiving professional development and culminating in a teacher conference in the fall of 2015
- supporting, promoting and hosting FIRST Robotic tournaments, workshops and related events for 234 FIRST Robotics teams affecting 2300 students
Thank You Duke Energy Foundation! @Dukeenergy @de_sallyt Duke Energy