CINCINNATI, OHIO – June 20, 2019 – iSPACE, the premier provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning in the Greater Cincinnati Region, has been awarded a $2,000 grant by The Western and Southern Financial Fund to support iSPACE’s 150 classes campaign. iSPACE has set a goal to provide field trips, in-school or after-school programs to 150 under-served classes in the 2019-2020 school year.
The Western & Southern Financial Fund was established in 1988 to support medical research, medical institutions and higher education. Those goals have expanded over the years to include the arts and other aspects of the region’s cultural richness.
The Western & Southern Financial Fund grant will help iSPACE provide programs that stimulate interest in STEM and give students confidence in their abilities in STEM. Our ”150 classes” program will specifically target students in schools that would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience iSPACE programs by providing subsidies for program fees and/or transportation.
In 2018-2019 iSPACE was able to provide free or reduced programming to over 150 schools thanks to similar support and investment. Here’s what a few of the students had to say about a program at iSPACE:
“I learned that Engineering is hard for me but to never give up”
“Thank you for teaching me how to be an engineer. It was super fun and exciting. This was one of the best field trips. I think I might want to be an engineer.”
“I thought that iSPACE would have been boring because I really don’t like science but now I love science. Me and Christina did life support together. I love iSPACE!”
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region. iSPACE programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement teaching curricula, but they reach beyond the formal classroom setting to spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM. For more information, visit iSPACEstem.org.